The "Sand Dollar" was originally a kind of sea urchin, they have a mythic history. Some believe they symbolize God’s presence on creation. Five doves are said to reside within their white shell. Those five angels that sang to the wise men on Christ’s birth. Others think they are coins, weathered over time, dropped by the people of Atlantis or tokens forgotten by mermaids.
Sand dollars wash ashore in the ocean. Interestingly enough, we can learn a thing or two by watching them move. They move whichever way the tide pleases, how wonderful that must feel. The sand dollar teaches us to welcome change, to accept shifting phases our lives. We must trust the intricate process; drift through uncertainty, with faith that we’ll wash ashore.