05/12/2014 09:46 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Gratitude for the Ocean, that Frothy Surf

>I get hungry for the ocean and I can't go too long without paying a visit. I love the expanse of it. I love that it reaches forever.

We spent the day at the beach flying a kite, chasing it with our bare feet, leaving a scattering of prints on the wet sand.

There is something spectacular about looking out into the ocean and noticing that you are on the very edge of the country. That realization always makes me smile.

No one at my house loves the ocean quite like I do but they grant me my wish on Mother's Day. So we drive out, making sure that stopping for hot cinnamon rolls is part of the adventure.

I'm always grateful for a splash of the ocean. Sometimes you just need to be in a place where you can feel the expanse of it. Sometimes you just need to be in a place that reaches forever.

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