Sunrise this morning lit the world up pink.
One of my favorite things to do is take long walks on the beach, like 4-5 miles. Today I set out for a long speed walk, wanting to get my 4 miles in as fast as I could so I could fish with my husband. It’s a great time for meditation and reflection. I often start out in prayer but before I can get to amen my mind has gone on a journey from one wonderful memory to another and another and another. Then I feel guilty that I drifted from my initial prayer…or did I?
Now this is the really interesting thing. Every time I was deep in thought about someone-poof! I’d almost step on a really cool, unusual shell. I found so many neat shells on my walk today that my pockets and both of my hands were full. I found a colorful moon snail, a few lightning whelks, 2 small conchs and one larger one that was not in too great of shape. I’m thinking of gifting each person the shell I found when I was thinking of them. 🙂
When I was thinking about my husband I found one lightning whelk that was in excellent condition with its little curly horns that easily break off when it starts tumbling around in the surf.
While I have seashell treasures from my walk, I think my greater treasures were the memories and people I thought of…a great slice of my day.
***On a side note*** I finally caught a fish after 4 days of fishing with nary a nibble…it was a sand trout that will soon be on my dinner plate.