I left the hostel early and decided to take a long walk along the beach. It was a perfect morning for walking. A chill was in the air but that didn`t bother me. It meant fewer people on the beach and I could walk undisturbed.
I love people and being around them but for once I had the urge to be left alone. I wanted to walk, enjoy the sound of the ocean and the peace and quiet. I mentioned in one of my posts that I also wanted to make this a spiritual journey. I have been so busy lately and it was time to have some conversations with God. Now was the time.
I must have been walking about 4 kilometres and I am not sure why but I asked God to give me a seashell to always remind me of this special moment and what this holiday meant to me. I wanted a special seashell just for me.
I walked and walked but I knew with a certainty that I will be getting that seashell. I wasn`t sure what it would look like or where exactly it would be. For a moment I got lost in the beauty of the ocean when I heard a simple whisper: “Be careful not to miss it.”
It must have been another kilometre when a wave caught me by surprise. I laughed, looked down and saw this seashell right in front of my feet. Some people might say it is coincidence, I believe it was meant just for me. You see this seashell is really special. It is shaped in the form of a heart. God was telling me that He loves me.
I sat down admiring the seashell. I was such a lucky girl. I didn`t cry, I jumped with joy.
I have decided to make a fridge magnet with this seashell. I always bring home a fridge magnet when I travel and I take great care in selecting the perfect one.
This one couldn`t be more perfect.
Do you believe in little miracles like this? I would love to hear your opinion.
When: 22 March 2012