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
It’s always hard to tell what is to come in a storm. Over 60 million people up and down the East Coast are going to be affected by Hurricane Sandy, a.k.a. “Frankenstorm,” over the next 36 hours and for some, their lives will never be the same again. The severity of Hurricane Sandy is something that only time can tell, but as with any storm, Sandy gives us an opportunity for personal reflection. Storms, whether physical or metaphorical, slow us down, they make us stop, and they make us reevaluate what is really important in life. They are not easy, don’t get me wrong, but they are part of life that evokes growth and keeps us grounded.
Wherever you are in the world today, whether or not you are in a storm yourself, appreciate where you are. If you are preparing or in the midst of Sandy, stay safe and give thanks for everything and everyone that you have around you. If you are in the middle of your own personal storm in life, stay strong, for there is light around the corner for you. Keep your eyes fixed on what matters in life and you will never get lost in the darkness of the storms.
Be safe and appreciate today for today. Stop sweating the squalls of life and keep your eyes fixed on the light to come.