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The sun sets on another day...

I was taking pictures of the sunset when I saw the waves move funny. I watched for a moment and realized someone was out there, swimming hard and all I could see was the arms popping back and forth grabbing at the waves. It was a distance out, probably 250 yards, but they swam closer and closer until finally they stopped for a moment and looked around.

I stopped for a moment, laughed to myself, and remembered a meme about ducks, and how it seemed quiet on the surface, but underneath those legs were pumping like crazy and felt the same about this person.

You know, it is hard to understand all of the things going on with other people unless you are walking in their shoes. It is even harder to say you know their struggles unless you too have struggled in the same way. So to say I understand how this person was swimming, I would have needed to swim that distance as well in deep fresh water in a really really big lake. So for anyone to say they know how you feel, they needed to go through similar.

So, as the sun sets on another day, notice people, and when you wonder how they are, don't assume, because beneath that calm surface, they may be kicking to stay afloat, and that arm flapping may be getting them exactly where they are going. Be that person that understands everyone's journey is different, and make a difference every day, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and keep on swimming...