Before my feet had touched the sand
my mind had already let me know
that it was too cold to walk
on the beach that day.
Winter was coming,
but surely not yet.
I was determined to hold on
to those summer feels,
however, as my feet touched
the sand I realised that yes,
a cold shift had happened
and that those long hot summer days
had all but gone
I proceeded to walk down
to the waters edge and with
every step my feet started ache
a bit more, letting me know that
perhaps this wasn’t such a good idea.
The aches then turned into the
negative self talk.
However, it wasn’t to last
and as I got closer to the waters edge
to my amazement the sand became
warmer and with that aches and
negative self talk disappeared as well
I was standing in the ocean
marvelling at how the water was
actually warmer than the air temperature
and that in fact, it had been a good
choice to walk on the sand that day,
and to navigate through the negative self talk
to a positive creative mindset