Just Keep Swimming

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I’ve always maintained that fairy tales and animated movies speak more to the adults than to the children they are intended for. This is a great one from Dory in Finding Nemo, “When life gets you down, here’s what you gotta do. Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming”.

Life can be rather tough. Everyone seems to be one step ahead of you. You are hard pressed to keep up with your notifications, your social media, the news, the films, life in between…phew! And then when you feel you just can’t go on anymore, remember what the silly plucky little blue fish sings, “Just keep swimming”.

Just keep swimming

Just keep swimming

Everything will be okay


Just keep swimming

Move your tail

And sure enough we’ll find our way

Oh sometimes things look bad

Then poof! The moment is gone

And what do we do?

We just keep swimming on…

I love Dory…her whimsical nature, her sunshiny attitude, her never-ever-give-upness, even when she can’t remember where she’s coming from or where she’s going! And when I get caught up in my own drama and trauma and want to curl up and wake up when times are better, Dory sings in my head, “ Just keep swimming”. It’s just the right reminder that if you keep swimming long enough, you will find your way. When Paulo Coehlo wrote, “When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”, he never meant we hide under the covers and wish for magic. The Universe moves, when we move. So Just keep Swimming, folks:)


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