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Embrace the Summer Heat: Lessons from the Ocean of Life

Updated: Jul 12

Cherishing Summer Moments

Summer is here, and with it comes the sun, heat, and endless opportunities to create unforgettable memories. Whether you're by the pool, at the beach, or enjoying a backyard barbecue, the warm weather invites us to embrace and value the joy and freedom of the summer months without a strict school routine.

One of my fondest memories is a summer day with my nephew, Michael. He was too young to swim, but we found endless joy just sitting on the pool steps with a bucket of water. I would fill the bucket pour it over my head, and Michael would laugh with pure, unfiltered joy every single time. His laughter was infectious, and each douse of water brought the same enthusiastic response. It was a beautiful reminder of how simple moments can bring immense happiness. Plus, his laughter made me laugh!

Almost 30 years later, I enjoyed swimming with his daughter in our community pool just yesterday. I put my fins on and swam back and forth, down under and up, with ease with her on my back. I felt like a dolphin, and she loved it! You can get a pair of fins by clicking this link. They're fun for the pool and great to take to the beach! I think everyone should have a pair in their beach bag.

Enjoying Life, No Matter the Heat

That day at the pool was more than just fun; it was a lesson in embracing life's simple pleasures. Despite the heat, we found ways to enjoy ourselves and create lasting memories. As the summer heat continues, I encourage you to do the same. Find joy in the small moments, laugh freely, and let the summer's warmth fill your heart with happiness.

Lessons from the Ocean of Life

This cherished memory with Michael was one of the inspirations behind my book, BREAK THAT GRIP...LESSONS FROM THE OCEAN OF LIFE. The book is filled with stories and lessons from my experiences in and around the water, offering insights into navigating life's challenges and joys. From teaching my nieces, nephews, and kids to swim to finding happiness by playing with a bucket of water, each story is a testament to the power of trying to live fully and embracing each moment.


  • Inspiration for Everyday Life: Discover how small moments can teach us big life lessons.

  • Practical Advice: Learn strategies to navigate life's ups and downs with grace and resilience.

  • Heartwarming Stories: Enjoy personal anecdotes that will make you laugh, cry, and reflect on your own experiences.

This summer, let BREAK THAT GRIP be your companion. Let the stories and lessons within its pages inspire you to embrace the heat with a smile.

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