No storm lasts forever.

Recently, I had a huge eye opening experience. Have you ever been overwhelmed with this calming feeling that, no matter how stressed you may be for whatever reason, everything was going to be okay?

I was driving to my hometown to visit my parents for the weekend. I was worrying about everything I had to get done, the stress of the week, the future, among other things when I started to notice the road was becoming wet the farther east I went. Then before I knew it, there was a huge arching rainbow in front of me. I had never seen a rainbow as vibrant and defined as this one. It was like I could see every color involved and then some.

As the Eastern Kentucky roads twisted and turned, no matter from what perspective, this rainbow seemed to haunt me. I saw it from every angle. I saw it in my rearview and side mirrors. I saw it in the reflection of the rain water on the road. I saw it in the mist being thrown back up by the vehicle in front of me.

Then when I thought it couldn’t get much better than this, a second arch appeared over the first. & if I didn’t know any better, I would say I could almost see a third. It was the craziest thing I had seen in a very long time.

While I was driving, chasing rainbows, I was given this calming sense of relief and reassurance that everything swirling around in my head was going to work out and it was going to be alright. & just like that, all my worries melted away.

Have you ever been so consumed with anxiety, fear or worry that it seemed like no matter what you told yourself, it would not leave or had the feeling that no matter what we do, nothing ever works out the way it’s supposed to? Our brains literally run off the energy we allow it to use. If we sit and dwell on our worries, our brains will start to spiral downwards until finally we are left so in over our heads with negativity, it takes a miracle to escape from it. This day was like this for me. But thanks to that little miracle, it was like the world & every monkey I was fighting was instantly pulled off my back.

It was decided for me to let it go & just like that, I did. And you know what? Everything I had on my mind that day, all those world ending thoughts, worked themselves out. Just like they always do. I challenge you to see beyond those momentary doubts. Find yourself your own version of a double-arched rainbow and look forward to the resolution rather than allowing the problem to drown you. Before you know it you’ll be laughing at all the same reasons that you thought could make you cry. This too shall pass.

& remember:

No storm can last forever. It will never rain 365 days consecutively. Keep in mind that trouble comes to pass, not to stay. Don’t worry! No storm, not even the one in your life, can last forever.     Iyanla Vanzant

-K

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