Part of the Ocean

A little wave, bobbing along in the ocean, having a grand old time. He’s enjoying the wind and the fresh air — until he notices the other waves in front of him, crashing against the shore.

“My God, this is terrible”, the wave says. “Look what’s going to happen to me!”

Then along comes another wave. It sees the first wave, looking grim, and it says to him, “Why do you look so sad?”

The first wave says, “You don’t understand! We’re all going to crash! All of us waves are going to be nothing! Isn’t it terrible?”

The second wave says, “No, you don’t understand. You’re not a wave, you’re part of the ocean”..

(by Mitch Albom, from his book “Tuesdays with Morrie”)

Sometimes we forget that we are just a part of the ocean and we’re worrying too much about things that might happen in our life. I’ve learned that there are things we can control and things we can’t control in life. So, like the first wave, we might just have to sit back and relax. Let the universe move around us and discover the joy of surprising ourselves.

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