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💜 Recovered 1,000-year-old canoe moves Waccamaw tribe members to tears.

93-year-old Makes a Splash at Master’s Swimming Title.

Thanks for reading another daily edition of Grateful Gazette 💜

This is your reminder to inhale the present, exhale the past, and let your breath guide you back to the present moment where peace and mindfulness reside.

You’ve made it to a beautiful Friday; here’s what we’re covering:

Calm Corner: Create a Hope Box. HOPE stands for Hold On Pain Ends.

Hopeful Highlight: Recovered 1,000-year-old canoe moves Waccamaw tribe members to tears.

Bright Side Broadcast: 93-year-old Makes a Splash at Master’s Swimming Title.

Create a Hope Box. HOPE stands for Hold On Pain Ends.

My dear friend, let me tell you about the beauty and tranquility that creating a Hope Box can bring to your life. Picture yourself in a peaceful sanctuary, surrounded by soft music and flickering candles. Take a deep breath in and exhale slowly, letting your worries dissipate with each exhale.

Now imagine opening a beautiful box, filled with items that bring you comfort and joy. Perhaps you include a cherished photo of a loved one, a favorite book or poem, a special trinket, or a comforting scent. As you carefully select each item to add to your Hope Box, take the time to reflect on the memories and emotions they bring up.

As you curate your Hope Box, know that each item you add is a symbol of your strength and resilience. By holding onto these tokens of hope, you are reminding yourself that pain is temporary and that brighter days are ahead. Whenever you feel overwhelmed or anxious, take a moment to open your Hope Box and allow its calming energy to wash over you.

In the midst of life's chaos and uncertainty, a Hope Box can be a beacon of serenity and peace. So my friend, take a deep breath and start gathering the items that will bring comfort and hope into your life. Remember, hold on, pain ends.

Recovered 1,000-year-old canoe moves Waccamaw tribe members to tears

The discovery of a 1,000-year-old canoe made from pine and fully intact in Lake Waccamaw, southeastern North Carolina is a testament to the incredible skills of Chief Michael Jacobs' ancestors.

The peaceful and serene lake was once a bustling hub for hunting, fishing, and trade with other tribes, and this dugout canoe is evidence of their thriving and complex society.

When Michael Jacobs first laid eyes on this beautifully crafted canoe, he was moved to tears. He couldn't help but feel a deep connection to his ancestors and the incredible legacy they left behind. The burn marks in the grains of the wood indicate that the canoe was crafted using a controlled fire technique, which was a common practice among Native American communities.

Three teenagers first discovered the canoe while swimming in the lake in 2021 and the North Carolina Office of State Archaeology, along with the North Carolina American Indian Heritage Commission, collaborated to remove and preserve the find. The canoe is currently being chemically treated to preserve the wood and will be on display during an open house at the Queen Anne's Revenge Conservation Laboratory in Greenville, N.C., on April 22.

The discovery of this ancient canoe is a beautiful reminder of the rich cultural heritage and the deep connections that people have with the land and water around them. It offers a sense of calm and tranquility as we reflect on the intricate craftsmanship and the harmonious relationship between nature and humanity that existed centuries ago.

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