Happy Whale Story There was a wonderful story about a female humpback whale printed on the front page of the SF Chronicle. It happens that she became entangled in a spider web of crab traps and lines. She was weighed down by hundreds of pounds of traps and was struggling to stay afloat. Additionally she had hundreds of yards of line rope ensnaring her body, tail, torso and tugging in her mouth.
Fortunately a fisherman spotted her near the Farallon Islands (outside the Golden Gate) and radioed an environmental group for help and within hours a rescue team arrived and assessed the situation. The whale was in bad shape and they determined the only way to save her was to dive in and untangle her. Thus they worked for hours with knives and eventually freed her.
When she was free, she swam in what seemed like joyous circles and came back to each diver, one at a time, and nudged them – pushed them gently around. She was thanking them. Some considered it the most beautiful experience of their lives.
The fellow who cut the rope from her mouth said her eyes followed him the entire time and he will never be the same because of the connection he felt.
May this story remind you how blessed you are and may you be ever surrounded by caring folks who help you get untangled from the binds that inhibit you. May you always know the profound bliss that comes from the act of giving and receiving gratitude.
Jean Walters is Personal Growth Transformational Coach who helps you strategize, solve problems, look at life from another angle, find your career passion, learn to forgive and live joyfully. You can reach her at 314 991 8439 office or firstname.lastname@example.org