“Rise above the storm and you will find the sunshine.”
It’s a bit chilly out there but the sky is blue and the sun is shining which is a refreshing change from all the rain and overcast days we’ve been having. A month ago when I kept telling myself that “Spring was on its way,” I certainly thought we’d be having some nicer weather by now.
But given the storms that so many have been dealing with, I’m trying to look at the positive side and to remain grateful that those I love are safe and sound.
“If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you’ll never enjoy the sunshine.” Morris West
Last week though, all around my city (and yet London seemed to be left alone), it seemed like people were getting hit with quite the storms and high winds.
These pictures were taken at Winter Wheat in Sparta, Ontario. They had over 30 trees come down because of these storms. This piece used to be on top of a tall tree stump that also came down during the high winds.
“After every storm the sun will smile.” William R. Alger
There’s a bridge in Burlington, Ontario called the Skyway that I drive near all the time on my way to pick my daughter up from university. I’m very used to them posting signs on the highway saying that there are “high winds on the Skyway” but on the day of all these storms, the Skyway actually had to be closed to traffic.
Winds in the area were clocked at upwards of 90 km/h and there were warnings at my daughter’s university for students to stay inside because the winds posed a danger to pedestrians.
“Love comforteth like sunshine after rain.” Shakespeare
The day after the storms was the day I had to help my daughter move home for the summer. I stopped by a local convenience store for more trash bags and there was a construction worker in there who was part of the crew working on a new building at the university. He said that the wind literally peeled the roof right off of the building – and this was a steel roof!
Compared to some of the storms my sister’s family and my friends down south have had to endure recently, this was nothing but still it made me all the more appreciative for today’s blue skies and sunshine.
There Is Always Sunshine After The Rain
Remind yourself that things will always get better. After a storm, the sun will shine again. It may be a few minutes later, a few hours, or even a few days. But it will always happen.