only the ocean and me

only the ocean and me

It wasn’t the best of weekends. I read a threatening poem dedicated to a friend. Meanwhile, another friend received angry, unkind messages because of a post I shared on Friday.

My blog has been a vehicle for me to promote women and love. There has always been one constant message – positivity.  It is all I know.

I refuse to condone, accept, or promote hate, envy, bullying, or violence. Love, acceptance, and understanding are the cure.

During my worst moments, I always retreat to my favorite lady. She always resets my mind, my inner peace, and priorities.

I often feel these lyrics by Jack Johnson were written for me.

When this work is done
And this coat is dry
When this world is too much
It will be
Only the ocean and me

When these sails go up
Mountains fade away
Stars come out
I’m finally free
it’s only the ocean and me

Photo taken by me earlier today.

251 thoughts on “only the ocean and me

  1. I don’t get it. If ‘you’ don’t like something you’re reading…move on. Why waste your life time and energy spousing off hate and anger about created pieces? I’m sorry you went through that.

    Glad for the ocean and the positive energy here TLAB.

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    1. There is so much magic in the sea. It has a calming and inspiring effect on me.
      A little Forrest Gump here….mama always told me if you don’t have anyhing nice to say, don’t say anything.
      Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Always treasured.

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    1. I refuse to let the negativity of a few individuals ruin this wonderful blogging experience filled with
      so many bright and inspiring people. All messages were erased and not even shared wth my friends.
      Thank you for your words words and support. It is greatly appreciated.

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  2. I am so sorry to hear of your friends bad weekend. Some people are just hateful… but love will always win out over hate. I wish you and your friends peace. With a view like that I am sure you can heal in no time. Keep the love and positivity coming!

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    1. That view was magical. It reset my mind and heart.
      Thank you for your beautiful supportive words. They are so appreciated. Like little gems on my blog page.
      Grateful for your beautiful words and heart. You are one of the kind souls here that making blogging worthwhile.
      Thank you.

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  3. Yeah, haters gonna hate. And I love your take on life. Yes, there’s too much hate in this world. Stay strong and wonderful Drew.

    I never heard the song before but I love it. The lyrics is sweet and warm, just as you are. Thank you for sharing. ❤

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    1. This week has been much better. After resetting my mind, heart, and soul watch the tranquil sea, all is well.
      Thnak you for the praise of my blog. I always want to give a positive message, of gratitude, appreciation,
      love and light. So your word truly made me happy.
      Thank you for your kind words and wishes. They made this beautiful day even brighter.

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  4. Wow, I’m so sorry that happened! Just boggles my mind that this kind of bullying continues to happen. Sending love to you, and your friends who were affected by this. And good for you for saying something, letting people know that bullying will not be tolerated.
    P.S. I want to be where that picture was taken. Im having dreams of the ocean. 🌊

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    1. That image is wonderful. Just looking at it gives me peace.
      You are right about the negativity. It needs to be ignored. We can’t give these people a platform
      to disturb our peace and creativity.
      Thnak you for your beautiful words of support. Truly appreciate it.
      Hope you are well.

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  5. So much beautiful image of ocean.yeah.i am accepting all blames and demanding forgiveness from your all friends specially fairy.I love your all male and female friends,my dear dew!!today,i have sacrificed my own self respect for your peace of heart and mind.as i say-i can never forget you so i can not live without your comment,my dear friend!!

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  6. Amen!! You’ve probably seen the #LoveHasNoLabels social experiment using a huge screen/x-ray machine that strips away our outer layers. When we remove the barriers that identify us we can clearly see we are more alike than different. The one thing the x-ray machine doesn’t capture is our character. Our character, or the essence of who we truly are can be seen in how we live our lives. Life is too short to be ungrateful, hateful, and unaccepting of others. We all are different and we ‘see’ differently even though we are the same. Bravo to you for standing firm!!! 🤗

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    1. No, I never heard of this. Between blogging, writing, and the beach I am missing quite a bit.
      It sounds really interesting. I will have to look this up.

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts and for your lovely praise. I am flattered and grateful.
      Thank you.

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  7. Hey dear dew!!send my today’s comment to my friend Gypsy in heart.unfortunately,i have sent her my comment on your blog.where is my comment for her?plz,dew,send her.may be it is in your spam.

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  8. I adore you,Lonely!
    The ocean is to you, what a wheat field is to me. Whether tis green or golden, it rolls with the the wind, waves of a different kind.
    I’m with you on your sentiments – a girl from the prairies.

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  9. My apologies my friend Drew, hopefully your weekend gets better. Your blog and words have always been love and positive and me and me love come here to smile and see how one of our favorite people are doing. Stay smiling and keep writing about what inspires and pushes you my friend.🌹

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    1. Smiling. Thank you for your kind words Roy. I always want to send positive messages of love and light.
      So your comment filled me with joy. I have shrugged off these little ugly incidents. The beach and sea
      always resets my mind.

      Thank you for your warm comments. They are always treasured.

      On a different note, today I posted a little thing I will be over the next couple of months. A little
      tribut to women. I havew many followers who are too afraid to comment on my blog, and they prefer
      to contact me and comment through email. Some come from battered homes, violent marriages, or pasts
      they are trying to forget.

      So, I wanted to introduce the positive and beautiful women of WordPress. I talk about it in my post
      today. The INspiring Women of WordPress. Perhaps, the weaker ladies can learn and draw strength
      from the stronger ones. At the very least, they will have the chance to make new friends and role models.

      I was hoping to introduce Ms. Sparkles as one of the Inspiring Women of WordPress. Can either one of you
      get back to me and let me know if this is okay? Thanks for everything my friend. Always appreciated.

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    1. Sorry to hear that Alexa. Hopefully, the clouds will part and the sun will shine bright for you.
      You are too sweet a soul to have unpleasant days. No storm lasts forever, so find peace in ther
      knowledge that this too will pass.

      From the obttom of my heart, I wish you all the best.

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