I Believe in the Sand Beneath my Toes


 I believe in the sand beneath my toes

Call it manifesting your own dreams, or just simply going to where your soul knows you need to be.  Whatever the reason, I absolutely know that I was meant to have the sand beneath my feet.

Growing up in the Canadian Province of Saskatchewan, I was able to plant my toes in the sand……but only for a couple of months a year.  Even in Austin, where the weather was significantly better, my feet were covered with socks for part of each year.

Here in Grenada, the only time my feet get covered is when it’s with cycling socks.  Otherwise, it’s either bare feet or sandals.  Oh, and lots and lots of sand.

“I believe in the sand beneath my toes, the beach gives a feeling.  An earthy feeling.”

– Lyrics from Semi-Charmed Life, by Third Eye Blind

My kids totally follow in their dad’s footprints in the sand.  In fact, my youngest is always in bare feet.  No matter the terrain, no matter where he’s going.  Every so often we put shoes on him when walking on surfaces that might hurt his feet…..but that only lasts for a couple of seconds.  He’s a barefoot Rasta man, and there’s no convincing him that he should wear shoes.  To be honest, I love the fact that he prefers it that way.

Going barefoot provides a connection to the earth that just isn’t possible any other way.

What were you destined to do?  Where were you destined to be?  What are you doing to get there?




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4 Responses to “ I Believe in the Sand Beneath my Toes ”

  1. Eric Hutchins on June 22, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    At an awards assembly at the end of one of my high school years in St Croix. The Administration was giving out various awards for attendance and achievement. I won an award that year. For going the entire year of High School without wearing shoes. 🙂
    Unlike you my parents didn’t think it was the greatest achievement of my life but…. I turned out OK (I think).

    • Darryl (@lovingthebike) on June 23, 2014 at 7:09 am

      That is so awesome….hahahahaha. Did you have people always asking where your slippers are? We get that all the time over here. You just can’t make a Rasta boy wear shoes.

  2. Joel Phillips on June 9, 2014 at 11:30 am

    “Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.”
    ~ Khalil Gibran

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