Learning to Surf The Waves of Life

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Life is unpredictable.


Each and every one of us lives our daily lives in ignorance of the very real fact that something could happen at any time to change our life forever.

Life is like the Sea. Beautiful & Serene. Savage & Unrelenting.


Life is like the sea - beautiful and serene in places, showing such sights you could cry, but it is also savage, an unrelenting beast that can attack at any moment.

Sometimes things are quick, arriving and forcing consequences on us without giving us a chance to comprehend what is happening. Like the atrocities in Paris, one minute people were enjoying a concert and the next terror reigned.

Other times you have information before hand, you see what is going to happen, you know there will be consequences, but you can't change it.



Although the sea of my life was choppy years ago things had settled and I'd been enjoying calm waters.

But life doesn't stay calm for long.


Without notice a huge wave has landed on our heads and we (our family) are still reeling. The sea has changed and its waves are building. We are trying to understand what happened, trying to figure out how the sea could suddenly turn on us like that.

Of course we will never understand, that's life.

Now we have to learn to cope with the waves any way we can. We have to learn to surf.

An awesome quote that fits well right now.


It doesn't matter who you are, where you live, or what you do, the sea of life can turn on you. 

What defines who you really are is how you deal with those waves.

Learning to surf the waves of life is the only way to survive. 

If you try to fight the waves, or deny that they're there, you'll get knocked about the head and may go under.

You need to find your surfboard and learn to ride those waves. It doesn't matter if they're little waves that you glide over, or tidal waves that could knock you off that board, you have to find a way to keep going.

Giving up is not an option.


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22 comments:

  1. Hi Morgan, I love the analogy of life and the sea. Going with the flow and not fighting or trying to change what can't be changed is the only way to survive sometimes. Surfing into the waves isn't wise, but riding them until the sea calms again is great advice as often giving up isn't an option.

    xx

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  2. This is a great analogy for the curveballs that life can throw us, a very beautifully written post! I hope all is well xx

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    1. Thanks Jennifer, I'm coping with a choppy sea at the moment, I'm just hoping it calms soon. xx

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  3. Hi Morgan, I really enjoyed this piece. You are right on every point, and I really liked the comparison to the sea. I always say I'm trying to ride the wave, be it soft and gentle or tsunami. Sometimes we get beaten down at the shore and sometimes we arrive on our feet. I have never surfed, but I love riding the waves in metaphorical terms. I am going to share your post on the public #mommitment page, It is very inspirational and Im sure our followers can appreciate it. #fartglitter

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    1. Thank you very much Orana, I'm glad you enjoyed reading and found it inspirational. Thanks so much for sharing it with your followers, I really appreciate it. xx

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  4. I love the visual association with waves/life and definitely.need ways to manage day to say life that suits.you as an individual and your lifestyle X #FartGlitter

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  5. I hope you're ok Morgan - sounds like a big old stormy wave has knocked you down a bit. This is an inspirational post though with a great message and I think the fact that you've responded to something difficult in this way shows real strength of character. You'll get through it I'm sure. I expect to see you in a surf carnival sometime soon! Thanks so much for linking to #whatImWriting, it's lovely to 'see' you again! xxx

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    1. Thanks Maddy, life is tough sometimes but if you give up then it won't get better right? You're right a stormy wave has knocked us down, we're fighting the storm and are hoping things will ease soon. Thanks for your kind words hun, they mean a lot. xx

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  6. Lovely sentiment and attitude. Hope everything is OK with you and yours x

    #fartglitter

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  7. Life does have a way of throwing us curveballs when we least expect it... This is a brilliant analogy, and more than that it sounds like you're dealing with the challenges that have been thrust at you with strength and determination. Hang in there! I'm sure the calm waters will return soon xx

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    1. It certainly does and it can be tough to take sometimes. Thanks so much for your kind words. x

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  8. Very philosophical and true too, always best to be surfing those waves than sinking, I hope you stay ontop of the surf #POCOLO

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  9. Hi Morgan, what a fantastic analogy about life and some lovely sayings to go with it. I hope that things are ok for you and your family and that you learn how to "surf" if you need to. You sound like you have the mindset and outlook to survive the biggest waves that life throws at you :-). Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays. Emily

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    1. Thanks hun for popping over to comment and your very kind words. xx

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  10. Reading this post - and the comments above - I am so sorry to hear that you are having a rough time of it at the moment. Whatever it is, I love how you have written about it so strongly and put things into perspective so beautifully. If you ever need a friendly ear, then you know where I am. I don't want to pry but I am here for you. Thinking of you. Thank you for linking to #PoCoLo x

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comments and your support Victoria. It means a lot, truly. xx

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  11. This is exactly what I needed to read right now. You're spot on - it is learning to surf, and not fight the waves...and the waves will come, whether we expect it or want it or not. Hope the sea is a bit calmer at yours! xx

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    1. Thanks hun, I'm glad you enjoyed reading. I'm hoping the seas calm soon but it's not looking likely. :(

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