“She stood in the storm and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails.” – Elizabeth Edwards
What does this quote mean to you?
In looking at this quote, I am reminded that storms are a part of life. Life can tend to get “lifey” and we sometimes find ourselves in the midst of situations in which we don’t know exactly what to do or say. It’s during these times that our true character is formed. It’s during such tumultuous times that we realize our true natures.
We are in a world where things are constantly changing and many times we can be caught offguard with the unexpected events it brings forth. When the changes are less-desireable, we can tend to be filled with anxious thoughts and be left wondering what to do, which way to turn.
I have found that in many situations, I have little or no control over the circumstances that surround me. In such cases, it’s not so much what needs to be changed with the external circumstances as in me and my attitude. My perspective may need to be altered and my course of action changed from what I originally had planned. It could be that I need to reach out for help from someone with more experience.
Above all else, I need to avoid panicking. This will lead to only more fear and distress. As a person of faith, I will often pray to the God of my understanding for guidance, wisdom, and strength for whatever the situation might be.