A Rainy Vacation Day…The Towel Helped

by Blanca Stella on April 15, 2009

towel-rain-at-the-beachI googled where the term “throw in the towel” came from.  On Wiki answers it says:  “…an image from the sport of boxing, to give up the struggle to quit the fight.” In Urban Dictionary it also says that it comes from boxing: “When a boxer is too beat up to continue, his coach throws a towel into the ring to signal that the fight is over.”

It also says here that it could be in origin of throwing up the white flag, which means surrender. I had been very busy laying much groundwork for two businesses, my REO business. It is still realty work, but different. And also I have been attempting to publish a new book. I am still not fully established in either business even though a lot of legwork has been done. When I decided to take the towel to the beach  and relax, I ended up finding two new clients to work with.

On my sixth day of vacation, the day started out sunny. I got to the beach late because I was visiting some friends. I was very happy to see from the balcony the bright sunny day. Also I had to drop off my son to visit a friend. By the time  laid down on the sand, the clouds started to get grey and rain started trickling in. Soon enough everyone was packing their bags.  Everyone was going back to their cars en masse, many with towels over their heads.  I was bummed out that I couldn’t take some nice beach scenes.

I  saw the towels that everyone was using as protection as a symbol of comfort and warmth.  The comfort  I receive daily in my life now is as a result of allowing a better coach to guide me even in the midst of some storms, I know I will always be protected against the harsh elements in the environment. So before you are ready to throw in the towel, know that the towel serves a very useful purpose. There is no need to throw it away. In other words, never give up. Only surrender to a greater guiding force.

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