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Oceans For Emotions: Taking the time to sit, listen

By By Elaine Wheat
Feb. 7, 2014 at midnight
Updated Feb. 6, 2014 at 8:07 p.m.

Elaine Wheat

"Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom for the future."

- Proverbs 19:20

A lesson that my daddy taught me about wintertime fishing is to always go prepared with the required layers of clothing. In Texas, you can blink your eyes, and the weather may change.

In wintertime, everything is easier and slower. I love to fish at this time of the year. My dad taught me to fish in back bays or in deep water.

I love to fish next to a beach wood fire. It sure beats being beat by the summer waves of surf fishing.

In winter, I use dead bait and don't have to worry about having to keep the bait alive.

My dad taught me to let my rod holder hold the rod while my hands stay warm with winter gloves and being near the beach wood fire.

This winter day, I had the space and the time to sit together with my thoughts and wait for the fish to wait on me.

Dear Lord, thank You for the colder times of life in which we can sit and hear the ocean answer us all "the whys" that we asked it last summer when it was too hot to sit and fish outside.

The book "Oceans for Emotions" is available for purchase at the Victoria Advocate.

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