The moment I let go of it was the moment
I got more than I could handle
the moment I jumped off of it
was the moment I touched down
— Alanis Morissett
It started simply enough: a few shells collected on the first day set down next to some small reminders to meditate. And each day thereafter, there was more — scallop shells and sea glass, colorful stones and heart-shaped rocks, driftwood and whelk.
This small altar greeted me every morning and upon my return to the room each afternoon — a reminder of gratitude for treasures found at every step.
“What wonderful abundance,” a friend commented. “I can feel the serenity.”
They become the words I meditated on: gratitude, abundance, serenity.
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LYRICS: Alanis Morissett, Thank You [listen]
PHOTOS ©2013, Jen Payne