It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Chapter 10, Page 29, Book 17

The trouble with weather forecasting is that it’s right too often
for us to ignore it and wrong too often for us to rely on it.
Patrick Young

Clearing the air

Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.

Anthony J. D'Angelo

We spend a lot of time worrying about the weather. Nothing captures national attention like a brewing hurricane or a string of tornadoes or an earthquake. Weather programming is a fixture of any local news program, and one of our first questions on waking up in the morning is often, What’s the weather like today?

Life is like the weather.   We go through different weather patterns in our lives; some are joyful and exciting, and then others are challenging and end up testing our strength and resilience. Both types can happen in the blink of an eye. One minute we are feeling comfortable and content, and then suddenly something or someone shakes that comfort up; that perfect feeling is gone just as quickly as it came

We never know how long this fair or foul weather is going to last, but just as Mother Nature gives us storms and prevents us from doing some of favorite outdoor activities, hardships and challenges happen in our lives that can sometimes get in the way of our happiness. 

As much as we may prefer moments of sunshine and comfort over storms and heartache, our lives are made up of both. We would not be truly living without  all of these moments, the pleasant and the challenging, and both shape future weather patterns in our lives depending on how we chose to live 

Sometimes in our own homes the climate can get overwhelming and we clear the air through trying to understand and love each other.

I think that being able to be truly alive through all types of weather and finding value in even the darkest storms is the key to slowing life down and experiencing it all for what it is…. your life!!

Sometimes God calms the storm. At other times, he calms the sailor. And sometimes he makes us swim. 

Author Unknown


Martha said...

I agree. It's so nice to finally be out of Hurricane Life. I know there will always be storms to weather but some can sure put way more of a beating on us than others!

betty said...

It seems after the rough storms of life there is always a rainbow. Storms are great ways to trust in God.


Mevely317 said...

Great advice! I'm struggling to overcome one of my greatest fears ... moving to tornado country. One can only swaddle themselves with so many football helmets and security blankets. In the end, there's only one who's in control.

jack69 said...

I liked this one. You started it RIGHT! and ended with a quote that knocked it out of the park. I like the stuff you sandwiched in between.

Yep life is like the weather. (In patterns unpredictable!)


the weather changes quickly. such is life. "Life is like the weather."