Kelsea has always wanted to find whole sand dollars. One year when she was small, she found enough pieces to fill a half-gallon plastic bag, but no whole ones. As you know, they are quite fragile, and I’m amazed when one makes it to shore in one piece. On our adventure to Cape Lookout this year, she found a dozen whole sand dollars, enough to leave a few slightly less than perfect ones on the beach for others to find, and enough to give one to a small boy on the “Mule Train” track on our way back, and still feel the richness of her bounty.

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Topsail Beach, North Carolina.

Quote of the day: “My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.” — Dalai Lama XIV

Daily gratitudes:
The sea
Family even when we disagree
My heart
That MKL and Kelsea are getting along so well
Silliness