Waves can move quickly or slowly just like parts of life.
The tip of a wave is the tip of life. That point where you are completely happy and content. You've already worked through the hard part of forming the best, and now you can just relax and ride atop the tip of the wave. You may still be working hard, but you're happy. You're enjoying everything.
This is the part of the wave I am riding on now. But I've come from the crash of the salty water and the grinding sand. I splashed and kicked and nearly drowned for too long.
All because I was too scared to lift my head above the water and see the next wave beginning to form. The next one I was supposed to catch and ride on.
I've let too many waves pass by. I'm riding the top of this one knowing I will have more to come.
I'm also knowing that eventually, this wave will crash too. Just like all the rest. Except this time, I plan on lifting my head up and pushing myself to that next wave formation. If I miss it, I can just keep treading water and working hard until that next wave takes shape. There's always a next wave.
So this is for all of you who have crashed. Who are filling up with salt water and being shoved around by heavy tides.
Keep your head up.
Eventually, a new wave will take shape. Soon, you will be riding atop the wave hardly remembering the tiresome work it took you to get there.
Sometimes, the tide is fast and sometimes it is slow. It can be strong or gentle. Its never easy to catch a wave and remain there, but the fun is in trying. And even in falling.
Don't be afraid to miss your wave because the tide was too fierce and you just couldn't swim fast enough. There will be another wave that was made for you to ride high on. Be patient. Have hope.
Its easy to remember this when you're riding from the top. So I hope these words find you and even myself, when we've reached the bottom of a wave again and feel ourselves beginning to drown. When we can't seem to find the surface and get to land. Just remember, this entire journey of our lives is all about beginning and ending waves. None of this, the good and the bad, will last forever.
So here's to taking chances. To keeping our heads up and our hopes high. To working hard even when the goal seems nowhere in sight. Here's to riding high and forgetting the fall. Here's to the crash and the sting and deep breaths we lose every second we fight against the tide. Here's to letting go and riding.....riding with the current. Riding with the pain and the joy. Riding with the fight.
Riding into the next wave that takes our hold.