Author Beau Taplin said, “Human beings are made of water – we were not designed to hold ourselves together, rather run freely like oceans and rivers.”

We were meant to run freely.

And like water, we are both gentle and fierce.  As ancient Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu said, “Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.”

Water can soften potatoes or boil eggs.  It can bathe a newborn baby or cut through a stone mountain.

And we are made of this powerful, magical substance.  It falls from the sky to water crops, it flows in oceans to carry boats around the globe.

It refreshes and cleanses us inside and out.

As Danish author Isak Dinesen said, “The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea.”

May we always remember the power that flows inside us.  The water in our cells and the fire in our souls.

Like water, we were meant to run freely.

Where will we run today?