Jump Right In

This morning it came to me that in some ways life is like a swimming pool, pond, or lake. Maybe my thoughts had turned in that way because I’ve been going to the Y to swim lately. Working out in the water is much easier on my old joints.

How do you enter the water? Some dip their toes in to check the temperature, some of use ease into the water very slowly, and some do a cannonball and get the shock over quickly. Isn’t that the way we approach change or something new? Some take small steps, some ease into the room, and some charge right in. ( I am a more go to the corner and scope things out kind of guy.)

The one thing I do know is that to enjoy the pleasure of a swim on a hot afternoon you have to get in the water, no matter how you approach it. Sometimes life requires we throw caution to the wind and just enjoy it, much like diving off the high dive. The first time you do it you are scared, and each subsequent time you have more and more fun.

However you enter the pool of life, go ahead and get into the water. Life on the deck is not near as fun.


About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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