I enjoyed sketching and swimming. I made 2 kms recently. 1 km is not hard today. Teenagers asked me, "Is that training?", as only me kept on lap swimming in an ocean pool. "No. It's rehab. I have a disability," I replied from the water. "Awesome!" "I can't do it!" young guys said. Like their say, at first, I thought I would never make it. But I changed my thoughts to "Yes, I can." I simply wanted to swim and made it happen. It took years to come to this level. On my own pace, I will go on.
Waves were very beautiful and big. They had sands that turned to a lovely yellow ocher in green or cool mint blue. Yes, in the morning, waves show a "cool mint" colour. It was fun to have a chat with children and adults who came to me. A warm communication and human interaction was a bliss and a wonderful bonus in creating art work.
I saw my dear friend at the pool. He has had two embraces on the legs and kept swimming for rehab. Oh..., if I were him, I might have felt life was too tough. But he was upbeat. His guts and a positive attitude have encouraged me. He says that I AM the very positive person. (thank you for cheers!). Our mutual support and a good friendship is another bonus from an ocean. Oh, his little child has grown, which impressed me so much. "Taller than a mum," he said. "Aw, I've got old!" I said, laughing. "You look better!" the friend said a compliment. We, three had a nice catch up.
If I stopped swimming, soon a gait got worse and I would never walk again. It's very simple though, this magic word, "Yes, we can!" is nice and worth trying it. As long as I tried something at least once, I could give it up. So, I like, "Give it a go!" Once, my neighbour and an old couple said to me, "Sadami, you have nothing to lose, (even if I cannot make it)." An old husband encouraged me so much. Yeah, his say was true. I wondered why and what I had been worried about so much. Then, I told myself, "Nothing to lose!" I always send you my best cheers, Friends.
Happy Painting and let's enjoy challenging!