Amelia Island holly

Amelia Island holly
Amelia sand dune

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The Sea and its Gifts

The sea feeds our spirits as nothing else can.  The picture above is of one of my twin nieces
who are in love with the ocean.  Still only 4 years old, their innate knowledge feels
the peace, the sounds filling them.

I am the same.  Here on this Island, surrounded by the sea, one can often see dolphins
dancing just off the shore and, if one is very lucky, one can see a whale.
We have seen the trail of a space ship heading for the unknown, too, all the way
from Cape Canaveral.  Gifts.

The Island feeds us in so many ways, it is a sweet chore each day 
to remember to quietly give thanks.

Anne Morrow Lindberg wrote in her "Gifts From the Sea"

"The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or 
too impatient.  To dig for treasures shows not only impatience, but lack of faith.
Patience, patience, patience, is what the sea teaches.  Patience and faith. One
should lie empty, choiceless as a beach - waiting for a gift from the sea."

Enjoy this video and the music, it is
a gift from Amelia Island to you.

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