I came across the image via Pinterest.
This powerful and beautiful image is linked to a story published by the San Francisco Chronicle last December regarding a female humpback whale who became entangled in crab traps and lines. A fisherman spotted the struggling whale near the Farallon Islands (outside the Golden Gate Bridge) and alerted the Marine Mammal Center who gathered a team of divers.
After assessing the situation, the team realized the only way to save the endangered humpback was to dive into the water and cut the ropes.
After hours working away at the ropes, she was freed and the divers say she began swimming around in circles. In gratitude, the humpback swam to each diver, nuzzled him and then swam to the next one.
What a beautiful story about gratitude, compassion and kindness! Imagine if today, we were grateful for everything and everyone in our lives, compassionate and kind toward everyone we met. Would it be a smoother, stress-free and easier day for everyone?
I am grateful for today. What are you grateful for?
Wishing you a Brilliant Day wherever you may be in this Big, Bright World!!