A Quote About the Storms of Life

Thank you to my friend Gurlie who sent this quote my way:

“Not all storms come to disrupt your life, some come to clear your path.” – Unknown

When we are in the midst of a storm, we are often preoccupied. We are focused on what is happening outside, we are at times anxious, wondering if we should be taking greater shelter, we are focused on the unknowns and we worry about the aftermath.

When we are challenged by a storm in our own life, we often focused on the unanswered question of “why?” This is a natural response as we are curious creatures; we also feel comforted by knowledge and understanding. Sometimes we will never get the why question answered. Sometimes we get the answer years later.

It is important while in the midst of the storm to not get too preoccupied with the storm itself; rather to try and ride the storm, seeking shelter in our support system and having faith that we are going to be okay. If we never weather the storm, we also won’t see the rainbow when we step outside.

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2 thoughts on “A Quote About the Storms of Life”

  1. I looked around for additional metaphors using storms and this time rainbows, your explanation resonates so strongly. Here are two. “Rainbows are made of small raindrops. Happy lives are made from acts of kindness” Amit Ray. Does that say it all, or what? The second is a quote of Maya Angelou who I admire so much. “God puts rainbows in the clouds so that reach of us – in the dreariest and most dreaded moments – can see a possibility of hope.

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