Gems 8.126

I hope you’re having a beautiful day. ♡
Here’s another light-filled ¤ Gem ¤

Photo by Picmonkey

“The ocean is the blue heart of our planet, and if there’s no blue, there’s no green.”

–Sylvia Earle, Ph.D.

Oceanographer Sylvia Earle On Resilience, Hope & Mysteries Of The Deep | Rich Roll Podcast
“In this episode of The Rich Roll Podcast, Legendary National Geographic fellow Sylvia Earle shares her thoughts on the importance of preserving and protecting our most vital resource: our oceans. To read more about Sylvia and peruse the full show notes, go here👉🏾 http://bit.ly/richroll660
✌🏼🌱 – Rich”

Barnegat Light, NJ. Top left and bottom right/left, 2011. Running-for-Joy5k. Top right, 1983.

This Gem is dedicated to my dad, Joe who would have been 102 today had he lived. He died ten years ago, but I think of him every day. Today is especially hard on my mom, so this Gem is also for her. My dad was a great husband and father who lived a long and honorable life — a good life. He served in World War II as a drill sergeant and phys ed instructor training troops on the Aleutian Islands in Alaska. More than anything, my dad loved the ocean. We never lived far from the ocean and journeyed there whenever possible for fishing and swimming. He especially loved the Jersey shore, a love we all share in our family.

My dad, Joe, and me ~1987. Volunteer Biographers, (←new site) a “giftivism” initiative.

I miss you, Daddy.

∞♥∞ NF

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