snapshots & whatnot: motivational FiSH!


Going with the flow @ Two Oceans Aquarium in Capetown, South Africa


“The opposite for courage is not cowardice, it is conformity.  Even a dead fish can go with the flow.”  (Jim Hightower)

… or maybe not.

Wherever you’re swimming in the rivers of life, if at times it’s tough going upstream against the current, keep swimming! keep swimming!! keep swimming!!!



grace, peace & motivational photographs

Virginia  : )

Photo:  Jamestown Island, VA

p.s. Shared this Jamestown photo previously, but today it somehow tickled my funny bone. May it tickle (& motivate) once again.

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6 Responses to snapshots & whatnot: motivational FiSH!

  1. Cindy Kranich says:

    Great pic from Capetown Aquarium… thought provoking quote 🐟 🐟 🐟

    • Virginia says:

      Thanks Cin – I had forgotten Dwight & I visited the 2 Oceans Aquarium when we connected up in Cape Town. We’ve actually been to quite a few aquariums now: Baltimore, Cape Town, NC Aquarium (in Manteo), Va. Beach Aquarium, Georgia Aquarium (*****), Vancouver Aquarium, SC Aquarium (in Charleston), & the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga that was surprisingly AMAZING. You know how he loves fishies!! 🙂 Hugs!

  2. Bernadette says:

    Something to think about today – conformity being the opposite of courage. Interesting.

    • Virginia says:

      Hi Bernadette – sometimes it takes lots of courage to go ‘against the flow’ of conformity, especially when conformity &/or the ‘status quo’ perpetuates injustice. It might be easy to wear a bright purple top when purple is out of fashion (i wear purple & green all the time whether it’s ‘in’ or not), but much harder to reach out & stand up for those marginalized in our society when others spit at us for so doing. Hence, we must keep swimming, courageously, until maybe enough of us can change the current!
      Blessings! Virginia 🙂

      • Bernadette says:

        We have been swimming against this current a lifetime and have made some changes for the better but it is hard to see those positive changes being dismantled in favor of greed.

  3. Virginia says:

    Bernadette, It’s hard, hard, hard… but if we keep putting our drops in the bucket of change, maybe one day it will overflow (with us still swimming in it!) 🙂

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