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Calm Down!

“There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm.  Willa Cather

If anyone would have asked me a few years ago, I would have said that all of my learning had been done during the storm.  That would not have been true.  The truth is that I have learned more in the calm.  I really have.  I had to sit down and reevaluate the stages of my life to appreciate when the calm actually was.  The footprints in the beach were more often one set instead of two.  I was being carried and didn’t even know it.  As I reevaluated I felt so unworthy of having been carried all of that time.  I was ungrateful.  What I learned in the calm of that moment was that it is better to realize your blessing and acknowledge them then it is to never realize them and give thanks.  I run around with my arms in the air like a two-year old waiting to be picked up and carried.  Sometimes I feel the relief and others I feel the strength and I understand that I got this.  No need to be picked up.

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