“Every life has storms and every storm eventually passes. It’s how we handle the cleanup and the post-storm mess that defines the next stage of our journey.” … Susanne
My mom would have said that: “Into every life a little rain must fall.” … or “April showers bring May flowers.” I think she must have been best friends with Perky Polly’s grandmother … and … I get the feeling that by “a little rain” she didn’t mean the monsoon-type deluges that sweep through some of our lives leaving behind a drenched and seemingly barren wasteland. Knowing what I do of her formative years … and the traumatic things that happened to her … I can only conclude that this was her way of coping with her broken world.
We all know people who … when something unhappy happens … talk about it for years. For them the past never gets to simply be the past … they’re always bringing it into today and reliving it over and over again. From the behaviors that Miss Perky & I have observed it seems that they’re afraid that if they let it go and move on they are going to be lost and rudderless. … which brings to mind yet another one of Mom’s little ditties: “Better the devil you know than the devil you don’t”. … 😛
It’s been my experience that if I don’t learn from my past experiences I am doomed to repeat them. Capital “L” Life seems very determined to assist my growth by making sure that I get the aforementioned lessons under my belt before moving on. I’m actually very grateful for that. In the past I may not have always performed in the most graceful manner whilst under pressure … but I like to imagine that … as Miss Perky has finally stopped having throw-herself-on-the-floor-and-kick-and-scream tantrums … that today’s responses are more measured & fair than ever before. I’ve been through the storms and I’ve emerged with umbrella turned inside-out … boots filled with water and hair dripping … but I’ve emerged … alive … stronger than ever before … and triumphant. Life is good.
Godspeed and Joyful Journeying Everyone