Sometimes things feel worse than they are. Sometimes a shadow in the night ends up being something silly.
Sometimes you feel like you’re drowning in an ocean...but it’s just a wave. I heard a song the other day with a lyric similar to this and it made me stop and listen (I love when that happens. Go music 💪) and it’s been my fightin’ words to myself ever since.
I’ll be honest. I feel like I’m drowning in an ocean right now. My lungs are filled with salt water and I’m choking and sputtering and I can’t seem to come up for air no matter how hard I try...but I know it’s not the truth. I know it’s a wave and soon I’ll be able to breathe in fresh clean air and cleanse my soul again.
If you feel like you are drowning in an ocean try and remind yourself that this isn’t an ocean, it’s a wave. Yes, it’s rolling over you, tossing you around, disorienting you and pushing you towards the ocean floor where you are scraping your body on broken shells and gritty sand but you will soon be pushed back up to the surface, emerge through the white foamy surf and finally take that deep cleansing breath of air you have been fighting for. You will be a little beat up. You will be a little bruised but you will be ok again. It’s just a wave.
𝒦𝑒𝑒𝓅 𝓈𝓌𝒾𝓂𝓂𝒾𝓃𝑔 🌊