but in what direction we are moving.
We must sail sometimes with the wind
and sometimes against it –
but sail we must,
and not drift, nor lie at anchor”.
– Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Life is a constant flow of change and movement. I love this quote about sailing. In life, don’t we all have to adjust our sails depending on the situation we are faced with?
My grandmother taught me the serenity prayer…you know the one about having Serenity, Courage, and Wisdom. I have always looked at every situation I face with this in mind.
My husband and I were invited to be guests aboard the YUME for a few days with our wonderful friends who call the beautiful YUME their home now. We drove from Atlanta and then hopped aboard the YUME. We sailed around the beautiful waters of Hilton Head, South Carolina.
These three words, my grandmother’s words, speak to my heart again after spending a few days with our dear friends…
Having the Courage to make your dreams a reality. That’s exactly what it takes to make the YUME a reality. Congratulations to our friends for having the steadfast Courage to get where they are, as well as the kind of Courage that it takes to get up everyday and sail away to whenever your heart commands to take you.
The Serenity that comes with being on a vessel with the wind in your sails headed into the sunset is just about the definition of perfection. Your heart finds Serenity, as well as your mind. The perfect balance.
When you are in the belly of the ocean, with your sails in the wind, and nothing else around you, you gain Wisdom. You gain the Wisdom of what really matters and what doesn’t matter. Wisdom that only comes from being still and alone with your thoughts looking out into the beautiful, calm waters.
Thank you to our friends for taking us in…sharing your home and your laughter. We made memories that I will always cherish. We are so incredibly blessed to be by your side, and stand in constant admiration of what you are doing…making your dreams happen with Courage, maintaining the peace and Serenity you have longed for, and gaining and giving so much Wisdom to yourself and those around you.
Nickie and Wade Everett