Wings of Spirit

I spotted an angel off the coast of Belize on a boat heading back towards Guatemala…

I was in Belize enjoying the annual Lobster Fest with friends. After the weekend came to a close we packed up and headed back to Guatemala by boat. The seas were really rough and a few times I got scared. I closed my eyes and prayed to God that he would see a safe return for us. I looked out over the ocean and spotted a black dot flying over the waves heading in the same direction as our boat against the wind. I strained my eyes trying to figure out what this black dot was. Was it a bird? No, it was too small to be a bird… I looked once more as it came a little closer and I could not believe my eyes. It was a black butterfly.

How majestic. How brave. How beautiful and symbolic of the beauty and strength of mother nature and life on this planet. What are the chances you ever get to witness this picture of strength from something so fragile. One butterfly in the middle of the ocean. Tears filled my eyes because I knew deep down that butterfly was a sign from God. A guardian angel, a vision of hope. That butterfly meant so much to me signifying strength, courage, beauty, and perseverance.

I followed the butterfly with my eyes until it disappeared in to the sun. Whether it flew off on a different course or literally dissapeared will always be a mystery. I will never forget this memory though. It is saved in my treasure box forever.

Strive to be like this butterfly/angel. Spread hope and inspiration everywhere you go. Do not be afraid to go on your journey alone because God is with you. Enlighten and uplift others you meet along the way.

Follow your dreams and choose to see and focus on all the miracles and beauty of life.

Love the life you lead and be the change you wish to see.

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