June 1, 2010
Found May 31, 2010 in the sand at the beach.
I was visiting my parents for Memorial Day weekend. They still live in the town that I grew up in. The town is on the coast and has about 6 or 7 town beaches for the residents. I normally go to the beach that is closest to their house which is about a 10 minute drive away. For some reason, that morning I wanted to go to one of the other beaches. Maybe it was another 2 or 3 minutes farther.
I got to the beach around 10:30 am. I like getting there early because there are usually only a few people there and you have your pick of where you want to sit before it starts to fill up and get crowded. There were maybe 4 or 5 people there so I pretty much could choose anywhere on the entire beach as to where I wanted to place my blanket and beach chair. I ended up walking down to the upper right corner of the beach (for lack of a better way to describe location). I dropped my stuff onto the sand and then grabbed my blanket to spread it out. As I stood there unfolding it, I noticed that the sand was really flat and even another 5 feet or so away so instead of placing it where I had stopped, I placed it there. Then I moved all of my stuff over to the blanket and sat down on my beach chair to finish reading “Infinite Possibilities” the book mentioned in my previous post.
I was there about an hour and a half before I had to get up and walk across the beach to use the bathroom. As I was walking back to my blanket, I found a perfectly heart shaped rock in the sand. I picked it up and brought it back to my bag wondering if it was a sign or something. I put it in my beach bag and sat back down on my beach chair. I thought “wouldn’t it be funny if I found a dime now”. That’s when I looked over to my left and saw this just an arm’s reach away from me.
I stared at it for a while thinking “are you kidding me?” I honestly couldn’t believe my eyes. “Out of this entire huge beach, what are the chances that I’m going to put my blanket and chair in the sand right next to a dime?” And what if I hadn’t moved my blanket over a few feet like I had done? Did someone or something make me or want me to move it there? It was honestly like finding a needle in a haystack.
Here’s a link to a picture of the view to the left of my beach chair. It’s a full size image that you can see in actual pixels. What are the chances that my eye is going to be drawn to the tiny silver sliver peeking out of the sand?
View from my beach chair.
Needless to say, it was such a crazy experience that the first thing I did was take out my camera and snap these photos. Then I picked up the dime out of the sand. Once again I knew that I was exactly where I was supposed to be and that everything would work out for the greatest good.