I woke up this morning to bright sunlight, sparkling ocean water waves, and the first Pawleys Shell I've found in months!! A great day so far.
Pawleys Shells are very special. They are "different" than most shells one finds. One difference is in their horizontal ridges (most shells have vertical ridges).
When I first moved here, I lived for my beach walks (hasn't changed!) and finding these beautiful shells. To document my new journey that first year I wrote one or two words along with the date. With each shell I found, I began to shed my anger, my broken heart, my fear of the future.
These shells have helped me heal in so many ways BECAUSE Pawleys Shells and I are kindred spirits! When I find a Pawleys Shell I am reaffirmed. I am different, but I survive. I am unique, and most of all, I am loved by many whose lives I am part of! Thank you, Mother Nature, for sending me signs of love and encouragement!