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Old 08-06-2020, 11:36 AM
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On my beachside walk, I often rest by the Pacific Beach Lifeguard Tower. I like hearing the occasional amplified advice from a lifeguard. Usually it’s, “Surfers, please move south of the swimming area.” Today I heard:
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This is your lifeguard. Put your head down and swim. You’re okay.
I love that! What a great metaphor for life.
Put your head down and swim.


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Old 08-06-2020, 11:48 AM
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That is pretty apt!
Great pic, btw. Since I won't be going on my usual beach vacation this summer, I have to live vicariously, lol.
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Old 08-06-2020, 11:56 AM
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Reminds me of Dory's advice in Nemo, "Just keep swimming!" I use that often with my kiddos to let them know to just keep trying.
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Old 08-06-2020, 12:14 PM
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I also heard Dory singing in my head, “Just keep swimming swimming swimming...what do we do? We swim!”
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Great life advice!
Old 08-06-2020, 12:56 PM
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That's what we all need to hear as we go into this strange school year.....put your head down and swim!


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Old 08-06-2020, 12:58 PM
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I love you guys! I shared the story with DD and she also shot back with Dory.
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Old 08-06-2020, 01:15 PM
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Put your head down and swim.
I like that too! I'm trying to figure out what the "life equivalent" of putting my head down would be. Maybe something like stop reading and rereading the news and everyone's opinions and getting myself keyed up over things I can't control.
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Old 08-06-2020, 01:17 PM
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I love that. I think it’s so appropriate for what we’re going through right now.
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Old 08-06-2020, 01:23 PM
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I love that! Great advice!
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Old 08-06-2020, 01:54 PM
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Great advice. I love your views!


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Old 08-06-2020, 03:55 PM
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You should have this made into a sign in weathered boards. It is absolutely perfect for current times.
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Old 08-06-2020, 05:25 PM
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It's good advice! I think what I would really like, though, is if the amplified voice could just come out of nowhere for me and give me the advice in other places in my life. I just imagine being in the garden and hearing the voice say, "That's a really dumb place to put that plant, move it to the right." Or in the grocery aisle, "Walk away from the cookies."
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