We Can't Control the Wind, but We Can Adjust the Sail

Can you remember the biggest crisis in your life? Can you recollect your most recent dance with danger? Maybe you don't have to recall one because like me, you are in the middle of what appears to be a raging storm right now.

The Rogue winds of life usually show up suddenly and you feel like your boat is being blown in the wrong direction. It may even seem as if your families sailing vessel is going to capsize. These winds of change invite mental fears and fantasies. The lie in these rascal gusts of wind is that we need to hide our problem. We reason... to suffer in silence is better than to share our challenges in public. Not true!!!

Our families current stormy seas have been on national tv, radio and the newspapers. So option one...to keep things to ourselves...is not an option.

The result many, many people are showing up as they hear our boat is in trouble. Speaking from my experience, there is much more love in this world than we dare to imagine. To those friends, family, neighbors patients, clients and church mates who have called, written or shown up in person to express your love...a heartfelt appreciation from me and my family. Perhaps the most amazing in all of this, is that the love, prayers and support being given is non-judgmental.

Isn't it our fear of being judged by others which paralyzes us from sharing our difficult waters openly?

In my opinion there is no way our boats can sink, and no way we come to any real harm... when we reach out to the love and support that is ever present around us. Maybe you and I would be better off if our biggest rogue winds were visible to all of the people who share the water with us. These days the so called rogue winds of life have helped me to realize that I am one of the richest men in the world. With the love of God expressed thru others (like songwriter/singer Ricky Scaggs says in his song)...I can't control the wind, but I can adjust the sail.

No we can't control the wind, but we can adjust the sail. Hey, wanna go sailing with me?

For HealthQuest Longevity Center...This is Dr. Dana Pletcher

with the...Other Side of the Story.