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A Message of Love in a Bottle

Sometimes, people send messages in bottles not to find love, or friendship, or to express regret, or to say goodbye. Some send messages in bottles simply as an expression of love. I was touched by a story submitted to me by Massiel Tunnell, who stumbled upon a message in a bottle just last weekend on the beach in front of her property while walking with her family.

Why people send messages in bottles - Massiel finds a message of love.

This is where she found the bottled love note:

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How Massiel Found a Message in a Bottle

We were walking on the beach in front of our property: Dzilam de Bravo, Yucatán (fisherman town). 

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Besides the crazy amount of trash that comes to shore every day, I spotted the two shells (in the bottle) shining. First I thought it was a tampon! LOL!

Masiell Message in a Bottle

Then I stopped and picked it up. My kids Jimmy (9) and Mary Grace (5) were so excited! My husband helped to open it and it was in Spanish and French!

Why people send messages in bottles - Love.

Why people send messages in bottles - Love 2.

Here’s the rough translation of Massiel’s note:

This is not a goodbye–bust just one more sweet word. You will always shine in me and us all. I love you, little worm

What it’s Like to Find a Message in a Bottle

Massiel says finding the note has made her feel “Lots of feelings: happy because it is a treasure. Sad because it sounds like somebody died. It feels very personal, and I’d like to meet/connect and know the story behind this.”

Of course, love is just one reason people send messages in bottles. Often, people want to know where they end up, too. Maybe this person hoped for both?

Let’s work a little internet magic and help Massiel find the sender of this note!

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