“Not all storms come to disrupt your life, some come to clear your path.” Paulo Coelho
I came upon this quote recently which inspired me to write this week’s blog to share with you, as it got me thinking that sometimes the smallest things make the biggest difference, and sometimes the biggest things make the smallest difference.
Whether it’s a storm or a shower, we have to weather the weather and ensure we have the right clothing, protection and strength to manage what’s to come.
Often, we don’t know how long the storm is going to last, and if caught unawares, which we often are with the weather, then we can get wet, sometimes very wet.
Getting wet, may be a good thing because it brings us back to reality, makes us consider or reconsider our path and direction to reach our anticipated outcome.
It makes us stop and think, which isn’t a bad thing, on the contrary, it’s a good thing. Being ‘kept indoors’ because of a significant weather issue can provide us with time to re-evaluate, refine and revise our plans and see if the path we’re following has been affected in any way. Is it still open or have there been some landslips along the way making our route impassable, temporarily or permanently.
Having this time to adjust and refine our plans enables us to redirect and repack our kit bag for the new or different challenges ahead. We almost quietly close the doors to the past and open the windows of the future.
Looking back isn’t helpful, other than going backward in time, just long enough to touch the past, and touch the past with a lighter heart, before turning around and facing the new future post the storm can only be a positive move.
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