Just recently I went paddle boarding with a good friend, on a warm evening after work. It was then I learned how a current moves. It was sudden, and there I was trying to paddle against it! I learned quickly to just go with it. Once I was again paddling on my own in smooth waters, I realized the analogy of this with the “currents” in our daily lives. I know this with a real surety. If in any given situation, we can stay calm, exercise patience, have faith and hold on tight, we will have the strength to paddle hard when we are called upon to do so.  To each one of you reading my thoughts today, I hope your “currents” will be small ones and your faith ever strong to ride them out.