“ARE YOU DROWNING?”
When I was a lifesaver 50 years a go on the Gold Coast beaches of Australia, I went up to Surfers Paradise to see my family who were there for a few days. I went for a swim in the surf. I do not like this beach as it is not as good as mine further down the coast. I swam out about 150 yards from the beach behind were the waves were breaking. There were about 20 other men body surfing there as well, waiting to catch a wave back to the beach.
When a good wave came I let it go as the second and third waves are always the biggest and best to catch. Most of the other surfers caught the wave. I let the second wave go as the next wave being the best would not be crowed by other surfers. Just near me was the last other man who had been swimming out behind the braking surf for probably for about 15 minutes.
He called out that he could not swim. I looked at him and under he went. I dived under and grabbed him and pulled him up to the surface. He was bigger than I was so I told him to float, which he did. I put my hand up to get the local lifesavers, “lifeguards,” to come out and get him. He then said I cannot float and under he went again. I dived under again and pulled him up again.
By then help from other lifesavers arrived and took him back to the beach. I caught a wave back to the beach and went back to my own surf lifesaving club. Everything we do is in the mind. If you decide you cannot do it, you will drown.
It is all about two things in life. Two ways to do anything in life. Negative or POSITIVE. Are you DROWNING then think POSITIVE. Negative is DEATH. Positive is LIFE.
for reading my blog, Tom Short.
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……………………….. Laughter is the best medicine,
A few answers that should never have been given……but there is a
kind of logic to some of them!
Something you do in a lift,, Wee
A bird with a long neck,, Naomi Campbell
A reason for kneeling,, To be beheaded
A reason for standing up quickly,, To go to church
Something you like that is bad for you,, Sex
Something you shouldn’t try even once,, Sex on a train
A body part beginning with the letter N,, Knee
A vocalist known by one name,, Michael Jackson
Something associated with pigs,, The Police
A game that uses a black ball,, 1. Hockey 2. Darts
A body part everybody has only one of,, Big Toe
A noise your partner might make in the dark,, Fart
Something that comes in sevens,, Fingers
Something a girl should know about a man before she marries him,, His name
Something you keep in a garden shed,, Gardener
Something people open, besides a door,, Bowels
Something red,, My cardigan
A game you can play in the bath,, Scuba diving
A character from “Alice in Wonderland”,, The Tin Man and from ‘Blockbusters’:
What “K” is a suicide mission for a pilot?,, Kama Sutra
I copied these , they are not mine.