A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.
~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
Sometimes we wonder why hard times fall on us. We blame karma, bad luck, ourselves or others for the sad times. We can’t understand why or how bad things happen to good people. Have you ever felt this way?
I love the quote above as it makes sense to me. Sadly I agree that in good seas, we don’t have to practice what we preach. It is only when the storms arise that we must walk our talk and talk our walk or however that quote goes. You know what I mean, don’t you?
During stormy seas, we realize who our true friends are and who we can count on. Unexpected friendships can arise and we may even be surprised by who reaches out in kindness…and who doesn’t. We may even finally realize who supports us and who doesn’t, as words without actions are simply words.
Kindness goes a long way, especially when you are hurting. Being a warm, safe haven for someone is a precious gift, especially during stormy seas. I want to thank those who have helped me over the years, the ones whose kindness never waned and whose support I felt even in my darkest hours.
Smooth seas might not make a sailor, but they offer a welcome rest from the storms that formed them through pain and fear.
Absolutely Ray! And I do appreciate those smooth seas even more after being through the storms.
Good thoughts! When seas are stormy, we can also “dive deep” and “go with the flow” of the calmer currents beneath the surface turbulence.
How true! I love the way you think!!
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