Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Like that barn...



On a lonely stretch of asphalt, I walked, past weathered barns and emerging crops. My thoughts and mood were a muddled mess today as I struggled to make sense of a virus that was a sneak attack on the world. With a large sigh, I determined there wasn't any way to emotionally come to grips with that horrible monster. I gritted my teeth and shoved it out of my mind.

Taking a deep breath, I was determined not to allow negative thoughts to take me over. As if that was some kind of challenge, mental pictures of the civil unrest shaking our nation tried to do exactly that. 

I wanted to shout, "No!" Instead, I wondered aloud, "How will I survive all this chaos?" My hand instantly went to my wrist and to the cross on my bracelet. A sudden calm came over me. I glanced back at the second barn I'd passed and received a powerful message from above. Like that barn, I was strong. Like that barn, I'd weathered more than a few storms. Like that barn, I was a bit broken, but I'd get through this and probably so much more.

Things may change because of the turbulent times, but I know I'm like that barn and I'll remain standing. 

       

12 comments:

  1. Very calming post. It’s a challenging time and this was nice to read.

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    1. Thanks, Kim! It's a strange time, unlike anything we've known. It stirs a lot of thought and anxiety. But we're strong, aren't we? We'll get through it.

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  2. Inspiring reading, Jan. I could relate to it ....calming words....much needed today.

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    1. Thanks, Mary! I think we're all on overload from a lot of things and sometimes it helps to go for a walk to sort it all out. Hugs, my friend.

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  4. Beautiful message. Hope and faith will carry us further. Sending positive thoughts and prayers your way. Take care, Jan.

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  5. We all need to step away from the "noise" to find peace and reorient ourselves. Thank you for this!

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    1. Agreed. It's easy to get pulled into the chaos.

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  6. Love this! I think we all feel a little broken, but we all
    Know who wins in the end! ��✝️

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    1. We absolutely do know who wins in the end! And I praise HIM every day!!

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