I really can't pin point it to one, but there is something wonderful and inspiring about it. Being near the sea often recharges me.
One of my favorite trips, was this one:
During my trip, I wasn't very far from the ocean. I got to dip in it, hike along rocks and watched it crash, roll and strain itself on the rocks and admire it up close and from afar. I saw it in various stages, at night, during the day, at sunrise. I also got to see it surrounded my rocky cliffs, near Celtic ruins, and by the beaches. It was quite an experience, but most of all, it reminded me to take delight in the simple pleasures.
One thing that we Americans "forget" is to go with the flow and live and act with intentions. Buddha calls it "mindful living". I like to think of as enjoying things as if you are seeing them for the first time, acting purposefully and allowing ourselves to become inspired by the seemingly mundane. Whether it's savoring that first cup of coffee in the morning, or handling a fresh bar of soap and carefully and thoughtfully working it into a fluffy lather, or watching waves crash into the Earth and being taken away by it's magnificent and mighty splendor.
Life just seems more fun that way.
Speaking of fun-- here are inspiring soaps that look like they were created with intention and care:
|Mermaid Rose Soap by Shesthatgirl's Esty Store|
|Mermaid Kiss by SaponeSoap's Etsy Store|
|Mermaid Glycerine by NeonBathBody's Etsy Store|
|Mermaid Kisses by IvyCoreen Etsy Store|