Today is my birthday, but I’m not spending it the way I would have just a few short years ago. Today I’m celebrating by simply being with my family and spending time at my favorite spot, the beach. Surrounded by the waves, watching the sunrise, and letting my soles spend a little time barefoot on the sand is what truly grounds me.
My parents taught me long ago, it’s not the tangible gifts that people remember, it’s the moments, experiences, laughter, and time together that is engraved on our hearts. As we near Christmas, remember to simply enjoy those moments—in true Barefoot Nation fashion.