A few weeks ago, after the AMC conference, my husband and I decided to take a few days vacation on the gulf coast of the US. As we were driving from Jacksonville to Fort Mayers, I saw in the distance this very gray skies, "oh-uh" I said. I had been driving for the last 6 hours and was already getting tired and we didn't know exactly how long left we had until our destination, as we don't use GPS because Mike loves maps and we both love back roads, our road trips that are supposed to take 3 hours can take us about 7, we just love it.
We were getting closer and closer to this storm, I was dreading it and I just wanted it to disappear before we got to it. In less than ten minutes we were there, in the middle of it, there was lighting and thunders everywhere. I could hardly see what was in front of me. I started thinking this won't go away, I was picturing our three days holiday hiding in the hotel, there was no way out of this, I couldn't see even the smallest resemblance of blue sky, it was all black, miserable and wet, and it was getting worse by the second. At one point it just got too much, I thought I was about crash at any minute and I had to stop, but I couldn't see if there was a safe place for us to come out, so we just had to keep going. After about an hour the rain started thinning, and those deep gray skies didn't look bad anymore, we were in the middle of it battling our way out, it was the only thing left to do.
You see, I wanted to tell you this story because this got me thinking how life works in the same way, you can hope for the best, but life can have other ideas, often you can find yourself in the middle of storms that affect your life, your plans and your happiness. These problems can be so big that all you think is this is it, there is no way out of this one. You can't put a plan together because it is so big you don't where to start. But let me remind you this, too, shall pass. While I was concentrating on not crushing, I didn't realise that I was about to come out, the grayness was starting to have shades of blue and yellow, the wind wasn't pushing the car as hard, and as my mind was busy with keeping going on, all of the sudden just like the rain came, it was gone. The storm that I had been afraid of before I even got into it and didn't know if I was going to make through was over in a blink of an eye, and at the other end there was my reward, a wonderful rainbow reminding me that if I face my troubles there will be a reward and peace of mind at the other end.
If you are going through a difficult time, and you feel like life isn't being fair with you, just breath, life isn't fair, but that is the beauty of it, NOTHING LASTS FOREVER, not the bad things, not the good things. So face your storm and keep on keepin' on, because at the other end your rainbow will be waiting for you.