I was standing in line at a Starbucks in Valdosta,Georgia. Some times comments just hit you in the most unexpected places. The lady in front of me was ordering her coffee and the girl behind the counter said that she hadn’t seen her for a while. She asked where she had been and what’s up.
The customer in front of me laughed and said ” I am swimming in change”. She took her coffee, paid and left. Swimming in change. What a wonderful way to see it all. Not fighting change. Not ignoring change. Not denying change. Swimming in change. Being immersed in the dance of life with all the movements, currents, twists and turns of the river of life.
As I took my drink and left I laughed about that comment. Don’t fight it. You will lose. Don’t deny it. That doesn’t help. But can you swim in it. Go with it. Enjoy it. In the end, when you look back over your life, you will see the ebb and flow. The high water marks and the shallow areas where you were grounded. But there must be forward movement.
So why not swim in the change. You learn things at the most unexpected moments in the day.