(Tiny Bird, New Song - April 2009)
(Perfect Mantra for a Monday !)So yesterday my hubby, my dog and I went to the beach. We had kind of a mixed up walk - the dog was behaving badly, it was very windy, the husband was very sore, and I was stressed out and worrying about them both. One thing went right at that point. I looked down and found a perfect heart-shaped rock. I popped the rock into my pocket and we continued on our un-merry way.
After a while, I suggested that the hubby go and sit in the car, out of the wind, where he could enjoy the scenery and relax, while I take the dog for some ball throws and do some more rock hunting and picture taking. This felt better. Chica had a blast in the waves, crazy Lab !
On our way back towards the car, I was back into the rock hunt, when suddenly I met her.
Oh, she may have looked like an ordinary fifty something Scandinavian woman, but I know the truth ! She was a mermaid !
She was lying on the smooth, ocean rocks as though they were the softest of beds. She called to me as I looked for rocks :
"Aren't these rocks wonderful ?"
"Yes, I love them." I replied.
"At home, I have a huge collection of rocks all shaped like..." - At this moment I had put my hand in my pocket to pull out my previously found treasure to show her. "Hearts! Oh, you have one too ?"the mermaid asked, looking at my heart-shaped rock in between my fingers.
"Yes, I find them often."
"You mean, they find you !" said the mermaid.
"Yes, I guess that's true", I said. "They are like Love, it is all around us, we just have let it find us and then pick it up !"
"Right." said the mermaid, "Well, enjoy your heart."
"Thanks", I said, "Enjoy your bed !"
"Thank you. It is actually very comfortable and even adjustable!" she said, wiggling herself into it more comfortably.
I walked on, back to the car, back to the hubby, and realized as I went that my exchange with the mermaid had made me feel different, had made me feel better than I had for most of the day. My own words were the key really. "Love is all around us. We just have to let it find us and then pick it up." The mermaid just reminded me !
(Check out this article by Martha Beck on the Oprah Magazine website. It made me realize that I need to start living like love is abundant in my world, just like it was on that beach. Love is Not Scarce ! You just have to let it find you !)
Happy Monday !