"When life gets you down, you know what you gotta do? Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming."- Dory, Finding Nemo
My son loves the Disney movie Finding Nemo. It's a great movie about a fathers love, friendship, and perseverance. You've probably seen the movie but if you haven't, here's the storyline. Nemo is a young clownfish who get's taken from his home on the Great Barrier Reef. His father Marlin sets out on a journey to find his son Nemo and along the way meets some interesting characters. One of them being Dory, a forgetful blue tang fish who helps Marlin on his search for Nemo.
My wife would probably tell you I'm a little like Marlin. He is a worrisome father and can be a little over protective at times. Ok, maybe I am a LITTLE like Marlin. I'm a work in progress, but let's get back to Marlin.
Marlin gets a little down during the journey, but thankfully he has Dory to cheer him up and get him back on track. She asks him,"When life gets you down, you know what you gotta do? Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming." Then she takes Martin by the fin and pulls him along to get him moving again.
We all need someone like Dory in our life and even better, who can you be a Dory for in your life? Life can be hard sometimes and we all can get a little down. That's when your Dory comes along side you, takes you by the hand and says "Just keep swimming!" The key to life is to never stop swimming.
You can swim your way through the tough times if you just keep swimming.
You can swim your way through the loss of a loved one.
You can swim your way through the loss of a job.
You can swim your way through the loss of a relationship.
No matter what life throws at you as long as you just keep swimming you will find your Nemo. Sometimes you may feel like you're just treading water. That's OK! At least your head is above water and as long as your head is above water you're alive and you have another chance at life.
If you find yourself treading water today, find that trusted friend that will encourage you to keep on swimming. If life is good for you now, then be that friend that will encourage someone today to keep on swimming. You were born to be mighty! Don't ever forget it!