Let Life Happen

Desenzano del Garda, Lombardy, Italy

How many time we hear someone saying: just go with the flow? I do many times and from different people. Of course the meaning of the phrase can be the same, but the context always changes.

It doesn’t mean going with what is happening and letting the situation affect you. Going with what is happening and consciously letting it pass you and flow around without drawing you in, without attempting to control anything. That is what it means. Seems simple, isn’t it?

Nothing farther from the truth, we all know that. Life presents us with countless situations. We should not response to each one in the same manner, some we can ignore or let flow by. This is how it should be, but unfortunately it is not. We are still so involved in what is around us, trying not to miss anything that we miss life itself passing us by. It is human nature to try and control events. Realistically, no one can control everything, we should know better.

Since we have more years behind us than we have ahead of us, we must just go with the flow. Each day is a gift, a new opportunity to enjoy life and to make memories, to learn something useful, fun and to be grateful. This is our time, so go with the flow and let life happen….it will anyway!!!