I read this morning
about treading water
what to do when you can’t quite swim the length of the pool
kind of a 
     one day at a time
which I know
I know, believe me
is what I need to focus on
stop, observe, enjoy the present
or simply function
believing all is well

I am a fan of water analogies
and for whatever reason, I previously considered treading water a negative
as in stuck, floundering
yet could it not be the case?
     a break
       a time out
         a chance to recalibrate
a brief rest before continuing the swim
is right and good and remarkably simple
a reason for joy