i picked up the book and removed the yarn. upon opening it, we realized that a secret compartment had been created by removing some of the interiors of the pages in the 2nd half of the book. a note there read "place secrets here."
i don't know who put it there, but, as the finder, i looked upon this find as a true treasure. how lovely. a gift from a stranger.
it's always interesting where we find unexpected moments of beauty & grace. today, i attended an "upper level" yoga class. a yoga teacher had recommended trying the class weeks ago, but she said it might be a little advanced for me, so i kept putting it off. i was afraid of feeling lost and out-of-place. i was afraid of looking foolish.
today at 9:30am i finally went to the anusara class, and it was fabulous. i could keep up (enough) to feel at ease but challenged enough to keep me alert and engaged. and now, i wish i hadn't put it off for so long. i kept myself from going because of unfounded worry and negative thoughts - and now that all seems so foolish and inconsequential.
i encourage all of you to look for moments of beauty & grace. rise to the occasion. embrace the unexpected. breathe through it. and let go. allow la beauté to reveal itself...because it was always there...