A Whale Of A Story- A Whale Says Thank you!

A few years back there was a front page article in the San Francisco Chronicle. The article was about a female humpback whale who had become entangled in a spider web of crab traps and lines. She was weighted down by hundreds of pounds of traps that caused her to struggle to stay afloat. She also had hundreds of yards of line rope wrapped around her body, her tail, her torso, a line tugging in her mouth.

A fisherman spotted her just east of the Farallon Islands (outside the Golden Gate) and radioed an environmental group for help. Within a few hours, the rescue team arrived and determined that she was so bad off, the only way to save her was to dive in and untangle her. They worked for hours with curved knives and eventually freed her. When she was free, the divers say she swam in what seemed like joyous circles. She then came back to each and every diver, one at a time, and nudged them, pushed them gently around as she was thanking them. Some said it was the most incredibly beautiful experience of their lives. The guy who cut the rope out of her mouth said her eyes were following him the whole time, and he will never be the same.

As I read the original article CLICK HERE it reminded me of the times I have had the opportunity to swim with the dolphins. It was an amazing experience that I will always cherish ans I highly recommend. Recently this article about the whale was sent to me and they added this message…..”May all of you, and all those you love, be so blessed and fortunate to be surrounded by people who will help you get untangled from the things that are binding you. And, may you always know the joy of giving and receiving gratitude. I pass this on to you, my friends, in the same spirit.”

I couldn’t agree more. So many people are having challenges in their lives now with the economy, job loss, health issues and dealing with so much change. I ask all of you to make it a point to reach out to those you know and love to offer them a warm word of encouragement in hope you can help make their life a little less tangled and let them know that are appreciated and that you are there to offer support.