Just got back from two lovely weeks in Florida. Two weeks away from the frigid Michigan weather, work pressures, bill paying, and the general responsibilities and stresses of daily life. It was a much needed breather for me and my husband. The highlight of the trip was a ride on The Sanibel Thriller, a boat that tours the islands and attracts dolphins who love to play in it's huge wake. Watching dolphins leap over the waves and zig-zag beneath the walls of rolling water trailing the boat was very healing as I continue to deal with the ups and downs of a new diagnosis of diabetes. Their joy in the moment was so pure and so free, check it out if you're ever on Sanibel Island!

When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.
~Rumi

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Comment by Trudy on February 26, 2014 at 5:13pm

Hi Lilli. What a gorgeous photo of this fascinating creature. I'm so envious--N.W. Ohio isn't much better than Michigan this year. Thanks for this blog and photo of the joyful dolphin.

Comment by rick the "Blogabetic" on February 26, 2014 at 5:15pm

I love Sanibel, my wife and i cannot go this year (Booo) but we have gone the last three years and year, the thriller is a serious thrill. Tell me you got to the Island Cow? :)

Comment by Lilli D on February 26, 2014 at 5:48pm
Thanks Trudy it truly was a special morning and we got lots of great photos. Haha Rick we sure did, went to the Island Cow twice and our other favorite place was Doc Fords cuz they have lots of GF food for me:)
Comment by Judith in Portland on February 26, 2014 at 9:19pm

Lovely, Lilli. And so true...Blessings...Judith in Portland

Comment by rick the "Blogabetic" on February 26, 2014 at 11:47pm

Lilly I love both and of course the Mucky Duck, oh my goodness I can taste the food at the mucky duck just sitting here. A wonderful day at Ding Darling, and now a beautiful sunset at the Mucky Duck or a tasty ice cream at Pinocchio's. Oh my goodness I do so love Sanibel. Thanks for the memories and I will stop posting so I dont hog the space. Under places you love on Sanibel just wright my name under all.

Comment by Emily Coles on March 1, 2014 at 4:38pm

Beautiful, Lilli!  Definitely sounds like a healing bit of time :)

Comment by Pa3305 on March 7, 2014 at 3:04am
That picture is so beautiful, Lilli!!! Glad you enjoyed your time away!!!

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