A fantastic storm came through town yesterday, it snowed all day long. Today I awoke to several feet of new snow, freshly flocked trees and a winter wonderland. As I gazed through my window it occurred to me that storms are quite necessary in the over all scheme of things. They bring the moisture that is necesssary for our region to survive, and they bring snow, which in this area during the winter, is very necessary economically. We all benefit from the storms that come our way.
Just as our region benefits from the storms that pass through, so can our lives. We all have storms in our lives and we can benefit from them. Or not. It’s up to us. I think the temptation is to sometimes use the storms as reasons to limit ourselves. We take those storms, make them the stories of our lives, and declare that we are never going to do that again. The only problem with that is that we limit ourselves when we do.
Wouldn’t it be better to examine the possible benefits of the storm and use that to enrich our lives?
Take a look at where you might be today if you hadn’t weathered any given storm in your life. What lesson would you have missed? What aspect of the wonder that is you would be missing today if you hadn’t done all you’ve done, and gone through all you’ve gone through?
Examine your storms today, and see if you can’t extract the lessons from them, release the negative feelings that may be surrounding them, and use those storms to enrich your life.