The sand lays in wait. Millions of grains stretch for miles and the beach seems to be swallowed by the horizon line. But you boldly step forward, take that stick (or your finger) and draw your line.
Personal limits are a must-have. By setting boundaries, by drawing that line in the sand, we take a giant step towards preserving our integrity. The line we draw becomes an invisible wall of defiance and gives us the strength to truly stand behind what we believe in and allows us to have the courage to defend that wall.
Knowing where you stand is more than half the battle. Many people can aimlessly wander through life with no true convictions. They are easily swayed and can become lost in the crowd, without ever truly engaging their basic human right to have an opinion. But allowing ourselves to have that opinion can define who we are, to the core of our being, with no outside influence and no second-guessing. We can create a line that we won’t cross to avoid being swallowed in the maelstrom of millions of other ideals that don’t represent our own.
It’s perfectly okay to have boundaries. Our opinions are like doorways to our mind. We can leave those doors wide open and allow others to come in and hear those opinions, or those doors can remain closed to safeguard our thoughts without really having to defend that line.
Have an opinion and be willing to stand behind it. Here’s your stick – feel free to draw your line.