Ebb Tide is a song recorded by the Righteous Brothers, and the name for the outgoing ocean tide. But what really fascinates me is slack tide/slack water which is the period during which the tidal flow is changing direction.

The moment of shift may be hard to identify in the waves, but there’s no doubt when that tide starts coming back in.

Being at this beach during so many different stages of my life makes me aware of my past personal high and low tides, but the slack water is harder to pinpoint. What were the exact moments that my life began to change direction? This is a good exercise when you need to remember that there always is a time when the tide begins to go the other way.

Do you recall a time when you reached a turning point that enabled you to change your life for the better?

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