The Happiest Place On Earth



The beach is the happiest place. Because, everyone can be as grumpy as Gordon Ramsay during the week, but as soon as you set foot on the sandy ground, sudden euphoria wipes out all negative emotions. Dog walkers pass each other and smile in complete harmony, nodding and pointing and waving and just exploding with such unreasonable joy. "Yes, my dog loves to play fetch too!!!" the strangers say to each other, with ridiculous enthusiasm. At least 5 exclamation marks get added to each sentence, and jokes you wouldn't give a cracker for during the week suddenly become Graham Norton material, each dog walker erupting in throes of fake American TV studio laughter. I spotted a cute black poodle, and pointed my camera straight at it. The owner smiled, and made her dog stand still (and pose) so I could take the photo. How polite! How affable! How kind! We smiled and parted ways, each continuing down the sandy avenue. The world is a beautiful and perfect place by the shore, not because of the views, or the Pacific Ocean, but the Victorian manners that pop up out of nowhere from average people in an average part of the world. 

The thing that made my walk less perfect: I was walking along, taking photos. Apparently, I thought it would be a good idea to sit down on the sand and get the "perfect" shot. COLD, WET, DIRTY SAND. I plonked myself down in an undignified position and immediately felt the cold wetness seeping through my jeans. Before my neurons could make the connection, I was on my feet again. I sorrowfully leant to brush the sandy remnants off my butt, but the stuff was like a mean paste, that would probably need a vacuum cleaner to remove. Of course I regretted my decision, but to this minute I am still very confused as to why I decided to sit on the wet sand. One of those moments.


This could've been a post where I moaned on about how I was "overwhelmed by God's creation" (because NO ONE has EVER hear THAT ONE before). It was so beautiful...but I just don't want to use the O word. 


I was awestruck, dazzled, happy. 



"Do you know how the clouds hang poised, those wonders of Him who has perfect knowledge?"
Job 37:16 

Madison xx

35 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures and if possible even more beautiful words.

    xo, Teng

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  2. Cute post and beautiful photos. I like beach walks♥♥
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  3. The photos are absolutely beautiful! Every one of them is stunning. I hate dirty, wet sand.. so annoying!
    WritingMonique

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  4. One day you will be as famous as apple pie 😉 I bet ya'

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    1. Thank you. I appreciate your foresighted thoughts.

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  5. I totally agree with you! Whenever I'm at a beach I feel so much more at ease!

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  6. This is such a beautiful post! Gorgeous words, photos, verse. Love it all XO

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  7. I really like your blog and especially this post, it makes me miss the beach so much! I love your style of writing and all of the photos are absolutely lovely :) xx

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  8. Such a great writer! Very inspiring. Xoxo

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  9. Such amazing photos! The way you word your posts are just beautiful... I don't know if you'll get what I mean but reading when I read your posts it's kind of calming... if it doesn't make sense oh well I tried!
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  14. It's so relaxing the beach. I used to sit on it in Australia to help me calm and think. Really gorgeous photos btw.

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  15. I love this post and I love the bible verse you included at the end. The world is such a beautiful place! I've just started my own blog and I'm just seeing the fun of connecting with other bloggers! Could you let me know what you think of mine?

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  16. These photos are beautiful...you are very talented :)
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  17. I completely agree with you. For some reason the beach is the only thing that can calm me down. Maybe it's the waves...I think it's when you can't explain how much of a passion you have for something that you know you truly love it. Does that even make sense? Wow, I'm not normally this deep, haha. This is what your writing does to me.
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  18. such beautiful photos! Xx

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  20. You are such an amazing photographer and writer! Xx

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  23. I agree. Beach is the happiest place on earth. I feel so lucky that I live in a tropical country that surounded by beautiful beaches. xx

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  25. Love the beach too! (And that Gordon Ramsey bit...haha!)

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  26. This is so beautiful and true. The beach is the most calming place on earth. The sound of waves can transport you into another universe.

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  27. I love the one by the sea side it is so cute I love how u captured it just in time at the right moment xxx

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  28. Those dog pictures are just too sweet!

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  29. Hi,
    Beach is a beautiful place to enjoy the memorable moment of a human life. The pictures are you attach are very beautiful. Most beautiful place in this world is beach point. Every beach point is very beautiful place and hold a natural beauty.

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