I often hear people say, “It’s the little things in life that make it sweet.” I have to agree with that. Life isn’t just all about grand occasions, although those are nice too. It’s also about noticing and appreciating little things like a kind word, a smile from a stranger or even a pretty flower.
I recently learned how to do something that many of you might think is one of those little things in life, but to me, it’s a huge accomplishment. Up until about a month ago, I didn’t know how to swim. I could of course tread water and occasionally get a moderately good doggy paddle going, but that was it. I couldn’t put my face in the water without plugging my nose, and I certainly couldn’t swim like an adult.
I’ve been practicing a lot over the past few summers, and now I can swim. I’m no master or anything of course, but my son pushed me in the water the other day and to my surprise, I didn’t come up choking and gasping for air. Yay! I’ve been spending a lot of time at the pool the past few weeks now that it’s officially summertime, and it got me thinking about water sports and all the fun we can have.
I stumbled across these pictures of animals doing their unintentional version of synchronized swimming, and I thought it would be fun to share them with you today. To view the entire collection of photographs, click over to Ark In Space. Some of these animals are so good, they should try out for the Olympic team! :)