Change is coming.

When life has been humming along according to plan for quite some time, it’s easy to forget that change is always approaching. Eventually—tomorrow, or many years from now—change will knock on our front door.

It’s best to be prepared when possible, but sometimes we’re not. Sometimes a change is both unexpected and life-altering, and it knocks us down like a chest-high ocean wave.

This is okay, because most change is good, in the end, even when it seems bad at first. But when you get knocked down, give yourself some time to get back up.