Everyday Alchemy: Discover the Extraordinary in Every Moment

Alchemy:(n.) The power or process of transforming something common into something extraordinary. Hi! I'm Sarah Robinson, Business Coach and Resident Alchemist. Welcome to my Blog. My mission is to bring the powerful magic of Everyday Alchemy into the daily lives of Life Adventurers everywhere (especially those with an entrepenurial bent!). Let me know how this resonates with you-I am fascinated! Email me: sarah@everydayalchemy.com. Visit my website at http://www.everydayalchemy.com/

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Thursday, November 10, 2005

Hunting for Treasure

I've been on an extended vacation-that is why you haven't heard from me in so long! We were on the coast of Georgia and one of our favorite activities is hunting for shark's teeth. I remember when my husband introduced me to the art of finding sharks teeth amongst the other dark colored objects in the sand. He was describing the shape and the way they tumble in the surf when I looked down and saw just what he describing at my feet. I picked it up and said "Is this one?". At the time, I did not know that finding a tooth was considered to be a difficult task and my easy find was written off to "beginner's luck".

That was several years ago and I have to say that since that day, I have had extraordinary success as a shark's tooth hunter. I thought about this particular hobby as we combed our favorite hunting ground in the late afternoon last week. Shark's teeth come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, depending on exactly what kind of shark lost its chompers. But they have one thing in common-a special gray and black combination that is unmistakeable. They are easier to find in bright sunlight, not so easy in the long light of a setting sun. Lots of things in the sand can fool you into thinking you've found the treasure you are after, but upon examination, they are simply "fool's gold".

Isn't our quest for Everyday Alchemy a similar kind of treasure hunt? We fix in our mind what we are searching for, learning it's particular shape and feel-the way it glints in the bright sunshine. Some days, depending on the weather, we feel like we will never lay eyes on our treasure. Other days, we are fooled over and over again by Great Pretenders. Ah, but then comes a day, when we look down and there at our feet, lies just what we are searching for. All we have to do is reach down and grasp it in our palm. The thrill of victory!

Don't give up on your search. You will find what you are looking for...it is waiting for you to take hold of it and treasure it always!