This morning I looked outside and on the dock was a HUGE sea lion! I’m used to seeing the seals out there but there was this gigantic beast. (I’m going to say “she” since I don’t know what it was). The wildlife I see out my window at any given moment is pretty cool. I’m lucky.
Anyway, I started thinking about this sea lion. She didn’t care about the Canadian geese giving her what-for. She didn’t care about their continuous honking at her. She just basked in the morning light. She was enjoying her vast view from her station on the dock. I think you could even see her smiling. She occasionally would make the heavy barking grunt sound they make……….maybe she was calling her friends or maybe even talking to herself about the delight of sitting there all by herself with the surrounding beauty. The seagulls didn’t bother her, nothing bothered her. She wasn’t concerned if she “looked fat”. She just was there, enjoying her morning. She was enjoying the simple, beautiful things in life. That’s how people should be.
We are living in a time where everyone has an opinion that they think they must bestow upon you. And if you don’t agree then you are wrong. How about we all do like the sea lion……just do you. Why not live each day being kind, being helpful, treating others as you’d like to be treated? Have respect for the next person and the environment. Be positive and loving. When you die you leave a legacy. Live a good life. Just do you.
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. ~Maya Angelou