The Perfect Ones
There 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.
Recovering From Storms
In 1988, a massive hurricane slammed into my island home, causing so much damage that many thought the physical infrastructure would never be repaired. 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.
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.
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!