B a l a n c eWhen we were young, my sisters and I always looked forward to our family trips to Pacific Ocean Park at the Santa Monica Pier. It was the next best thing to Disneyland, and we loved it! I think those were the times most in the car when we'd be saying, over and over, "Are we there yet?!!" It wasn't a very long car ride, but it seemed to take forever! We could see the park before we got there, and the anticipation and excitement mounted! Once we were parked and out of the car, there was no stopping us! The rides!! There was at least one ride that seemed to go way out over the ocean. From the top of the ferris wheel you could look out over the Pacific and see forever. The roller coaster was to die for. It was so much fun!
But, for some reason, the thing I remember the most vividly was the house of mirrors. You've probably all been in one. The crazy mirror maze, each mirror distorting your reflection in a different way. Which reminds me, I need to go shopping for a mirror that distorts my reflection to make me look tall and thin!
So, I guess my pondering takes me to this - - the rides at POP were so much fun, they made us dizzy and lose our balance and laugh and create memories which have lasted . . . well, they have lasted a lifetime.
And I am really grateful that my parents created balance in their busy lives . . . creating good memories for us kids which will never be forgotten.
Now, off with you! Go create some memories!!