Storms Of Our Lives

The Perfect Ones

stormsThere are always “storms” in life. “It’s the way the world works. Snowstorms, rainstorms, windstorms, sandstorms, and firestorms. Some are fierce and others are small. You have to deal with each one separately, but you need to keep an eye on whats brewing for tomorrow.” Maria V. Snyder

“It takes a real storm in the average person’s life to make him realize how much worrying he has done over the squalls.” Bruce Barton

These are a couple of my favourite quotes about storms. There is also a Jamaican proverb that I also hold dear about the climatic change that we often experience in our hearts. It might be better to call them emotional downpours or heartbreak but even that give us the impression that they can never be recovered from.

Have you ever been caught up in a storm? If so, you will know all too well about the devastation bad weather can cause. Water damage from heavy rain can be particularly difficult to put right, which is why, if your property ever does get buffeted by a bad storm, it is important to have a home repair specialist on hand. According to an old colleague of mine, Servpro of East Central Austin is one of the best water damage restoration companies in Austin TX, so should you need to enlist the services of a water damage specialist, you could consider getting in touch with them.

There are other steps you can take to protect your property and its contents from storm and water damage too. For example, if you live in an area where bad weather is a frequent occurrence, it is in your best interest to ensure that your home insurance policy includes coverage for wind and water damage. To learn more about the importance of taking out a home insurance policy, read the hippo homeowners insurance review by Additionally, there are some fantastic insurance providers out there, but it is important to do your own research to find a policy that meets your individual needs.

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Recovering From Storms

But what about my own experience with storms? Well, in 1988, a massive hurricane slammed into my island home, causing so much damage that many thought the physical infrastructure wouldeard from a friend. The country just did not seem to have or would be able to get access to the resources to rebuild after Hurricane Gilbert had its way. I was not on the island at the time but upon my return a year later, the ravage of wild Gilbert, as this storm was dubbed, was very much evident.

We’ve all heard about how much devastation a storm can cause to not only homes and other buildings but to the lives of the people living there too. It’s hard to be able to fully understand the impact it can have if you’ve never been in that situation before. It was heartbreaking. When that massive hurricane slammed onto my island back in 1988, I’d heard that many people were forced to leave their homes because the damage was too extensive. Surprisingly quite a lot of it happened to their gutters. Back then we had never even thought about getting our gutters cleaned by companies similar to Clean Pro Gutter Cleaning Chattanooga so that they wouldn’t clog up with rainwater, and that is why so much water damage and flooding were caused in the homes. I don’t think the residents here would make the same mistake again in an event of another hurricane.

Fast forward 20+ years and another return trip to Jamaica and I could hardly find any remnant of one of the most devastating storms. Not only had homes, businesses, schools, etc been rebuilt, but new and better ones constructed. Roads that we perilously travelled along in my younger years were gone, replaced by six lanes highways (with tolls). The country had been renewed and transformed in many places as a result of the storm. It might help people to talk to the Best Wilmington Roofing Company to figure out ways to improve the efficiency of the repair process.

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The same is true of many of our personal lives as I discuss in this short video. Every Tuesday, I share a Jamaican proverb with you to illustrate our conversation. Did you see last week’s? Check it out here. Today’s Tuesday Thought© proverb is:

Young bud nuh know storm (Translated: Young bird does not know storms)

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Ride the storms well today my friends and catch you tomorrow!


Claudette P. Esterine

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8 thoughts on “Storms Of Our Lives

  1. Beautiful analogy, an example of storms in any and all aspects of life. It is called LIFE and it is how we be with it that determines the outcome. Often gives a chance to improve upon.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Amen Roslyn,amen! 🙂

  2. I could so compare my panic attack on Sunday night/Monday morning to be the “perfect storm”…. Because it led to “perfection” last evening – so all is now right with the world. HA! Storms make you appreciate the finer things in life 😉

    1. Ms Claudette

      I am glad you went through those turbulence Sunday night and Monday became so much better for you GiGi! Thanks for sharing that! 🙂

  3. I believe that every Storm, Every Challenge comes with a blessing. I.e. Our Source of Life wants to renew us with every challenge so we gotta ask what are you teaching me today papa. A young bird knows no storm coz it depends on its wings to carry it….we humans need to learn more from birds…

    Te one song that takes me through storms is ” its not by power, Its not by might, by my Spirit says the Lord”…And I know He willl move the mountain easily even as He takes me throigh the fire 7 times coz nothing is too much for him.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Thanks for sharing the words of that song Julie! I can appreciate how it could give one courage to weather a storm. Namaste

  4. I love this. It’s so true! Life is the teacher. And I tell myself: the storms are sometimes great, sometimes small, but my record for surviving them is 100%! Thank you for this today!
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    1. Ms Claudette

      Now I am so happy I did this post! Thank you for confirming that there was a purpose to it Diane! And, I love your survival record rate! 🙂

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