Rest Now, Stand Later

Sunset pic by Cherry Coley

According to legend and the wisdom of farmers, cows will lie down or refuse to go out to pasture, before a storm. When cows are lying down in a field it’ll remain fine, once they stand up, rain is on its way.

 There are so many lessons in nature, but often we are just too busy to notice. The lesson with the cows is one that is repeated with many other animal species. The message is that we should rest when there is opportunity to rest because storms will come. If you don’t take the time to rest and recharge when it’s available then the storms will knock you down.

 Life is full of storms, we all have our share. There’s not a person in any station in life that is immune. If you haven’t just come out of a storm, you may be about to go into one. If your life is good and calm for the moment, then take this time to rest and spend with family and friends. Celebrate the good times in life!

 Life is not about the times that knock the wind out of us, it’s about the moments that take our breath away. Take time to stop and notice what is going on around you today. This day will never be repeated no matter how good or bad it is. Take it as it is, accept that you have a choice in how you respond, and keep moving forward!