We all experience the storms of life. No one gets a free pass. Some storms are
quick and fleeting. The car breaks down. The water heater needs to be replaced.
Annoyances that come at inappropriate times yet can be handled.
Sometimes those annoyances come marching into our lives one after
another. That's the moment when we may raise our hands up to the heavens
and ask ...
Yet, we still live through those moments and they are quickly forgotten by most
of us, yet some of us hang onto them like badges of valor.
Larger storms may loom over the horizon. The loss of a home to fire or flood.
These storms may bring seemingly unbearable heartache. The loss of
a loved one. The worst of which I believe is the loss of a child.
Yet no matter how devastating that storm may be, we live on even
when we wish we could not. How do we face a new day after the
We reach out to others. We realize that the trials we live through are
universal. We step out of our egos and reach out a hand to one in need.
A kind word to someone who is lonely or depressed. A home cooked meal
delivered to an elderly shut in. Mentoring a troubled child. There is always
someone else who is weathering a storm too. Trust me on this and give it a
try when the storms become too violent. You may very well see that ray of
sunshine that will give you the courage to face a new day.
Wishing you all clear sailing and a lovely day ahead.
From the Desk of Susan and Bentley will now be a weekly feature.
Susan and Bentley