I went walking by the beach this morning allowing the water to wash away my stress. I have loved walking by the ocean since I was young and being here in Santa Monica is such a great gift me. I love the Ocean.
The beach itself is mostly devoid of shells and is smooth for walking. Yesterday I had fun looking for beach glass just something to do while strolling along. Today was different as each day is. I have big things on my mind and my monkey mind can go and go. So I started chanting to keep myself present. Then I started to greet every person that I walked by half them never even looked up yet I kept going saying hi.
I started having this incredible feeling of expansion in my chest. And then I noticed the feathers. Before my Mom died she told us to look for feathers and that would the sign she was with us. Every third step there was another feather. A beach devoid of shells and rocks one feather after another, I took notice.
As I was walking feeling my mom experiencing that peace I asked for a gift thinking some beach glass would be awesome. I kept walking and there it was, a beautiful intact sand dollar. I use to collect these in Florida as a child and later in Florida you could find broken ones all the time but here I had not seen one ever. Until today. What a gift, a beautiful gift. Even small requests can be expanded as we will sometimes ask for so little when our creator desires to give us so much. Lets stay open to the possibility of greater gifts than we can ever imagine.
God is great!