When the tide turns

Many times in our lives we shall witness, and be a part of, the tide turning. 

We will see plans change, hopes be dashed, dreams be altered. Many times, we’ll see people cry. We’ll see them rejoice. We’ll see them ask “why?”  And many times, there will be no clear answer. At that time. Sometimes we can soothe the pain, we can offer support, advice and care. At others we will be helpless witnesses. 

But as the moon shifts on our lives and the tide turns… turns … turns , the path our lives take, whether by our choice or those of other people, the sun will shine again. 

It is easier to accept and understand the shifts when we are part of the decision making. The pain when others, or forces beyond our vision, inflict these changes knows no boundary. The reasons are unclear and the sky is hazy. But our lives are divided into chapters. 

We need to follow “the story graph”. Each chapter requires a beginning, middle and end. It requires tension, multiple characters and sometimes, we need an ending that keeps us wanting more. Or wondering what will happen next. There cannot be one chapter and they shouldn’t always be predictable. 

We are not in control of the sun, moon and stars. We do not control the tides. But of one thing we can be sure – the tide will turn. Again and again. 

About Jina Belnick

I am a full time learner - tumbling head first into education and joining my learners on the amazing adventures that we encounter daily at our PYP school in Melbourne, Australia.I am currently working in learning support, feeling the waters and seeing how teachers and learners are best supported, I am a listener and a leader, an inquirer and a follower. I'm loving the ride!
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One Response to When the tide turns

  1. Linda says:

    Beautifully expressed.


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