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Thursday, June 18, 2020

Chapter 6, Page 18, Book 20

Not all storms come to disrupt your life, some come to clear your path.

Paulo Coelho

June 18th- What doesn’t kill you, will make you stonger

Every storm runs out of rain, just like every dark night turns into day.

Gary Allan

After a storm, the air will often seem extra fresh and clean, clearing the way for the start of a new day filled with adventure and new opportunities to explore.

Just as sometimes we need something bad to happen to clear our minds.  A storm might shake us up, but afterward we feel better.  

Anything that challenges us makes us better.  They make us stronger and without them life becomes somewhat meaningless because we have nothing to compare the good times to.  It’s important to remember that no matter what happens. there will be a solution.  Facing these challanges / storms is a way to push ourselves and see what we area capable of.

When we look back on tough times we can be proud of how we dealt  with the challenges and remind ourselves that life does get better.

When you are in the middle of a storm cloud it’s hard to think outside of it, but the only way out of the storm is to ride it through it and things will be a lot clearer on the other side.

Jodi Ann Bickley


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

You cannot have the rainbow without the rain!

jack69 said...

You mention of the storm afterwards, takes me as far back as my childhood when I remember the sweet silent smell after a thunderstorm.
Love rainbows, makes me think way way back to Old Brother Noah!
Love sent your way from NC
Sherry & jack

betty said...

Rainstorms are great ways to clear the dust/dirt in the air. Vital for our survival I do believe. Saw a report on the news the other day about a plant here (can't remember its name now) that releases a certain scent after the monsoons we get in summer that is a very pleasant odor. I'm going to have to go outside after a monsoon and see if I can smell a difference in the air.


Martha@SeasideSimplicity said...

I can't wait for the rainbow after this storm we are living through!

Mevely317 said...

Monday morning our Bible study gals were watching a Kelly Minter video. She was talking about a scary time when -- despite blizzard conditions and ice on the plane's wings -- they went ahead and took off. A little while later, having flown through the clouds, they were treated to beautiful clear and sunny skies out the window. Like the Good Man upstairs, that pilot knew what he was doing!


there is something so calming about rain falling. the lightening and thunder i can do without. beautiful post today.

Rick Watson said...

A few years ago a storm came through and blew down several trees that were dead.
It was going to cost several hundred dollars to have them cut down. The storm did it for free.
I know your blog was referring to the storms of life, but I had to share a literal example :)