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What Gratitude Looks Like
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Old 10-10-2011, 10:53 PM
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WHAT GRATITUDE LOOKS LIKE



Gratitude -
...The Whale... If you read a recent front page story of the San Francisco Chronicle, you would have read about a female humpback whale who had become entangled in a spiderweb 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 and 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.May 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.
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Thank you for posting. This really touched my heart.
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Old 10-11-2011, 08:40 AM
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Oh my gosh, you made my day!! Thank you so much for posting this!
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Old 10-11-2011, 11:20 AM
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Thanks Sox Fan! Seeing the picture and reading the text gave us goose bumps!
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You made me feel a lot better today. Thanks for posting this.
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Bosox, I just noticed your avitar.........I about spit my drink all over my computer!
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Old 10-11-2011, 01:50 PM
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Thanks sox fan, thanks was a great story, I really like your avatar.
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You're welcome ..I'm glad you all like it!!
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Bosox fan,
Beautiful story and post. Thanks for sharing. It was worth every goosebump and welling tear!
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