5 reasons to embrace the storm in your life

After the Storm, aquarelle by AP

There was a storm last nigh, with very strong wind gusts that were tipping things over and flying them around. I don't know the numbers but I heard the noise when trying to go to sleep.

This morning I stepped out on my patio and found one of the chairs laying on its back, one glass garden ornament broken and several others misplaced.

As I was picking things up, I automatically put things in new places, arranged everything in a new way, like never before. I had no plans to move things around to make my "secret garden" look different until this morning. But as I was doing it, I felt really good!

That's when I realized that weather storms are just like the storms in our life. ​They bring in the change for the better, help us move in a new direction.

So, here are my 5 reasons to embrace every storm in your life:

  1. A storm blows away the old and stale
  2. Brings in fresh air
  3. Helps us redecorate
  4. Helps us rearrange
  5. Helps us move on (in new direction)​

Clouds come floating into my life,
no longer to carry rain or usher storm,
but to add color to my sunset sky. 


Rabindranath Tagore
Bengali poet and short-story writer who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913.

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