never put off having a swim......

I walk past the pool nearly everyday and every day I think “I’ll go for a swim today”.

By the time I’m home I’ve talked myself out of it, or the thoughts “got to do this, got to do that” replace my desire.

Well today, I went for a swim and it was glorious.

I have the life I have always asked for, I’m living my dream. My home a sailing catamaran. My backyard ever changing. The freedom and my delight in nature. Yep, I got exactly what I asked for and yet there are times I don’t see it at all.

We have settled in Cairns, just a quick sail to the Great Barrier Reef, a tropical paradise.

Yet, so quickly, I’ve forgotten.

I’m job-hunting now and my perfect life seems on hold. All self-doubts flood back. The ‘should do’s’ impede me.

Yet, today I stopped and had a swim. I realised that dreams don’t stop, only my creation of them. My perfect life has never lapsed. I only chose to forget.

If I look at what I have achieved, the wonderful creative people I have met, the friends I have made, the experiences had.

The confidence is in me.

The faith that all my dreams are supported.

Only, always.

I need but look.

Trust and enjoy not knowing what lies ahead, excited by all possibilities.

Calm and relaxed in the ‘now’ for this is where all ideas are realised.

For there is no other time. The future a changing thought, never reached. The past gone never to return.

Therefore, I return to the present, and here I have time for a swim….

yippeeee… ; D

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We forget so quickly the joy that abounds.

Today I chose to remember……

and live now…..yippeee


live, dream, now, trust


  • Kazzoom
    Kazzoomalmost 6 years ago

    Wow amazing and beautiful story Lyn, yes never pass up a swim especially here in Cairns.

  • too right…..looking forward to coffee ; D

    – Lynette Higgs

  • Kazzoom
    Kazzoomalmost 6 years ago

    same lol

  • EarthGipsy
    EarthGipsyalmost 6 years ago

    Lyn…..same….lol!!… slack we get! I’m off for a swim…thank you :-)

  • Glad you liked it – hope you enjoyed that swim ; D

    – Lynette Higgs

  • Vicki Ferrari
    Vicki Ferrarialmost 6 years ago

    Enlightening words Lyn, you go girl! It is great to have someone out there reminding us!!!

  • Thank you Vicki ; D
    I’m forever reminding myself, as I say ‘a work in progress’

    – Lynette Higgs

  • Sally Omar
    Sally Omaralmost 6 years ago

    Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!! xoxoxoxo

  • Thanks Sally for reading ; D

    – Lynette Higgs

    KENDALL EUTEMEYalmost 6 years ago

    Hi Lyn. You are so lucky to have obtained your goal. By the way, you are also living my dream so thanks for that!! Peace!

  • Thankyou Kendall for your kind words and always: “reach for the moon even if you miss you’ll land amongst the stars”
    Lyn ; D

    – Lynette Higgs

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