Sand and Fruit Snacks


Sand and Fruit Snacks.  Together.  In the Mouth.  Yummy.  At least that is what Keaton, my 1 1/2 year old experienced at the beach on Sunday a week ago.  We were having a great time in the sand when he got hungry.  He was a sand ball from head to toe.  No part of the body was clear of sand.  Victoria unwrapped the fruit snack plastic container and he went for it.  Sand and all.  I was cringing at the thought of biting down on the gummy fruit snack with sand.  But he never thought a thing about it.  He ate the mixture and wanted more.  I don’t have that picture, but took one of he and his older brother Brayden on a fire engine the day before.

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O if we could only experience life like that and not become negative regarding the things that so easily distract us.  The sand was a distraction for me, but not for him.  He never thought a second about what it might taste like.  He experienced life with the negative and positive and didn’t miss a beat.  How we might see life differently if we weren’t so distracted by the negative things that come into our lives and miss the positive along side the negative.

On this journey, enjoy the sweet things of life when they come and they will if you open your eyes and mouth to them.

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About James Gorton

I am happily married to Nadine, a person I've known for 20+ years. She and her late husband owned Airpark Auto Service where I took my car for years. Four years after my wife died we began dating and the rest is history. We have a blended family of 6 children between us and love visiting them across this country. We recently had our third grandchild between us. We love to hike, bike and ski. I am a psychologist and do relational life coaching for marriages and families primarily. I love what I do and never get tired of seeing marriages and families move to more healthy places in their lives. Five years ago my oldest daughter Deborah encouraged me to begin writing my thought into a blog I call my Jlog (Jim's log). I have become more and more passionate in connecting everyday experiences to spiritual truths. I hope that as you read my Jlog, you will gain insight into your personal life and experience true growth in your personal and relational life.
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