I became very aware a long time ago that life tends to imitate nature. I used to go and sit on the east shore of Lake Tahoe and watch the storms come in, because in that area, the storms almost always came from the west. As I watched the clouds move in, I would think about the clouds of life moving in. Storms sometimes bring with them great destruction. The weight of the snow and the high winds topple trees and power lines and damage buildings. The storms come through in winter and we do the best we can to clean up the messes as we go, clearing driveways and sidewalks of snow. But what happens when there is so much snow that there is no longer any place to put it? What happens in life when there are so many storms that crisis fatigue sets in? What happens when all hope is lost, when faith disappears? We do the same thing that we do when winter sets in. ...continue reading "Find and Focus on the Beauty in the Change"