Monday, November 16, 2009

hanging on

Day 16
This is the last leaf that was on our tree... it's officially naked as of today. When I took this picture the sun was blaring down on this tiny little leaf just hanging on for dear life after the aftermath of hurricane/tropical storm/tropical depression Ida ripped through here dumping 6-8 inches of rain in 4 days and lots of gusty winds. It was almost like the little leaf just needed to be noticed! Our tree wasn't bare until that storm hit. It funny to look up and see this one lonely leaf hanging tight after that storm. Such is the irony of life, and the storms we weather - sometimes we CAN just "hang on" - can't we ;-).

I'm thankful for most of the storms in my life, even though at the time I'm not very thankful. The aftermath of each circumstance and situation seems to build me. It's defiantly a crossroads with every storm, to decide which road to take. How to hang on, and survive without being beat down by the storms... that has become more important then stepping into the storms path. My emotional survival depends 100% on my attitude, my strength, and my will to see a positive outcome. This is a lesson that is REALLY hard to learn. Much much easier said then done, but I'm learning day by day ;-).


WackyMummy said...

Beautiful thought. Hopefully that's what will happen in the wake of storms. I don't look forward to any of them. I don't enjoy them at all. I don't even look forward to the lessons to be learned from them. It's all about hunkering down, hanging on and surviving. It's rough. But we're making it, aren't we?

Let's just say this latest tropical depression caught me a little unawares. Migraine all Sunday. yikes. Imagine if I hadn't just been in the edge of it. Wow.