Life’s a beach — Lessons in Perspective

The next wave rolled toward me.

“This one is gonna kill me,” I think as I bob on my boogey board.

I leap, take water up the nose, but don’t die.

I ride a wave, stand up, take two steps and get hit.

“That one blind sided me.”

Do you feel the love?

No?  Me neither.

It dawned on me that I could look at the waves in a couple of different waves.

Next time out into the water.

Wave 1: Pick me, ride me, picke me!

Wave 2: Yo Oz, skip him and ride me!

I grab a wave and it whispers in my ear … We are going all the way to the shore.

Now, do you feel the love?

Life is like the Ocean

Life is a lot like the ocean and opportunities are like the waves.

Some days the water is calm with very little rolling towards us.

Other days it is pounding and rolling.

“I can’t make money.”

That’s interesting because along with a job, I’m eeking out a decent return on prosper.com.  My brother is using options to make some money off of the sad news on oil companies.  And of course, I’m pounding away at my novels and short stories.

“I can’t get anything done.  My son wants me to go swimming with him.”

“Hey, my son still likes me enough that he wants to hang out with me.”

Same situation, different perspective.

An opportunity to build something permanent with my son.

I’ve said it before but

You only get one crack at today, better make it a good one.

Life is sending you messages.  No, it’s not some secret.  It’s just how life works.

Like the ocean, there are going to be some chances to make changes, to take steps forward, to repair the things that are broken.

Some days, you’ll get big waves  — a job change, a brilliant stock idea, a killer idea for a novel.

Some days, the waves are like glass and you have to look a little harder — watch a movie with your son or Stephen Strasburg’s major league debut.

It’s really all in how you look at it.

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About kentostby
Kent Ostby is a fiction and efficiency writer who is willing to dabble in just about any other phase of writing as well.

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