Some days bring the joy of riding swells like seasoned surfers, while others pound us into the seabed and crush us against the ragged edges of coral reefs.
Our lives are marked by lines formed between high tide and low; swells that lift us to unimaginable heights, troughs that leave us aimlessly adrift with no sense of direction or purpose, and rip currents that threaten to pull us under and out to sea.
When life throws us against the rocks, battered and bruised, it’s sometimes hard to pick ourselves up and continue the fight. Endings can seem like just that, instead of rich opportunities for new beginnings that leave us stronger for having survived them.
Occasionally, the greatest truths are found in the simplest forms; they speak to us through a selfless deed, a chance encounter, or a song. Life has a way of gifting us with what we need when we need it most, and are ready to hear the message.
And sometimes those simplest gifts can be the most meaningful, enduring, and profound.
Is there a song, message, or encounter that’s spoken to you recently and helped you through a difficult time? If so, I’d love to hear about it in the comments section. God Bless!