When floods come, move to higher ground. it's common sense right. flood waters inundate low-lying land and the best solution is to move higher. it works as an analogy for those phases in life when it is easy to feel overwhelmed and low. the answer is the same: move to higher ground. during the torrential downpour we experienced on site yesterday, and literally as i was scooping water out from my office, i received a text from a dear friend to meet her for a hike today. hiking is so good for my overrun soul and i couldn't resist the invitation. i knew a couple things: one, the hike would rejuvenate me physically and two, she would replenish parts of me that threaten to be overwhelmed. i was right on both fronts. getting to higher ground means moving physically higher in elevation, but when i seek higher ground by leaning on my friendships, together we head toward hope. it's a reminder i'm not alone in my challenges to endure life's floodwaters. inundation can happen quickly. deal with the emergencies as needed, but then as soon as you can, move to higher ground. i sincerely hope you are surrounded by people who are able to lift you up and out of those low-lying areas. if not, hike higher until you find them.