Twenty two years ago, a ten year old British girl was on her way to a holiday in Belgium. Before she got on the ferry, she threw a plastic bottle into the sea and while that it is not to be encouraged, this bottle was special. It had a message inside.

Right before Christmas, a Dutch couple were walking their dog on the beach in Zeeland. Apparently the dog has long been fascinated with playing with plastic bottles and he was the one who spotted the bottle. The note, written by Zoe, said that she was on her way to a holiday and wanted to share that she liked ballet, playing the flute and the piano. She also said she had a hamster named Sparkle.

The couple sent the note to England, to the address that was on the note. Luckily, Zoe’s parents still lived there and took the note to their daughter. Needless to say, she was surprised and very happy. She has begun emailing the couple and they have sent her photographs of the area where the bottle was found. She hopes to visit The Netherlands someday.

So there is your happy story of the new year. You just never know..

Recommended reading: I have so many books to talk about, but here is the one that I just finished: THE ORPHAN TRAIN by Christina Baker Kline. I could not put this book down, in fact I finished it at 1am.

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  • krunn7  On January 3, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    I have always wanted to do that but never have. Does plastic ever break down?

  • Leslie  On January 5, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    Great story Jane. One never knows—every gesture we make has an impact on our life’s story

  • Leslie  On January 5, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    Also just added Orphan Train to my library request list—there will be a wait–but looking forward to reading it–thanks for the recommendation.

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