I took a really long walk on the beach yesterday morning, and as usual, I picked up lots of croinoids and beach glass as I walked - all clear, green & brown.. but I was LOOKING for BLUE!!! It's been so long since I've found blue beach glass! I decided I wasn't going to settle for all this other, more common stuff. So, as much as I love it ALL, I decided to throw it back, and SEARCH with all my focus for that piece of blue glass that I KNEW was there for me to find!!
I was FOCUSED, and I never took my eyes off the sand! So much so, that I walked right past our beach on the way back, and got completely disoriented - after living there for 40 years, that's kind of embarrassing!
I found some more pretty glass & croinoids, but was determined not to settle for anything but the blue glass! And I promised myself that I wouldn't settle for anything less than the BEST for myself. Letting go of the inferior glass in my hand, I imagined letting go of those things in my life that are not worth holding on to.
LACK OF SELF CONTROL
...and the 10 extra pounds I had been holding onto for so long. I told myself it was o.k. to let them go!
WELL... I searched with all my being, but I never found the blue glass!! I was so tempted to be sad, discouraged and faithless - told myself "it's not going to work, I just need to be grateful for what I have, and who I am..... I tried to think about the lesson I could learn from the whole "walked right by my own beach and almost felt lost" thing..
So when I returned back up to the house, I sat down in my favorite chair, and glanced at the table next to me that holds a beautiful glass bowl with all our beach glass treasure in it, and there at the top was the most perfect piece of blue glass! It had been there all along! I had already found it! My heart was so happy, and the lesson came to me so clearly - it has been here in my possession all along!
I am carrying the blue glass in my pocket now, as a reminder NOT to settle for anything but the best for myself, and that I have the tools and answers right here with me!!!! That really is the best treasure!