Thursday, September 27, 2012

Sleeping in the Storm....


The following excerpt is from Mitch Albom's book, "Have a Little Faith".
Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.  It was taken from one of his Rabbi's sermons and included in his book.

  A nice reminder....

"A man seeks employment on a farm.  He hands his letter of recommendation to his new employer.  It reads simply, "He sleeps in a storm."

The owner is desperate for help, so he hires the man.  Several weeks pass, and suddenly, in the middle of the night, a powerful storm rips through the valley.  Awakened by the swirling rain and howling wind, the owner leaps out of bed.  He calls for his new hired hand, but the  man is sleeping soundly.  He dashes off to the barn.  He sees, to his amazement, that the animals are secure with plenty of feed.  He runs out into the field.  He sees the bales of wheat have been bound and are wrapped in tarpaulins.  He races to the silo.  The doors are latched and the grain is dry.  And then he understands.
 "He sleeps in a storm."

My friends, if we tend to the things that are important in life, if we are right with those we love and behave in line with our faith, our lives will not be cursed with the aching throb of unfulfilled business.  Our words will always be sincere, and our embraces will be tight.  We will never wallow in the agony of 'I could have, I should have.'  We can sleep in a storm.

And when it's time, our goodbyes will be complete."

I realize this is a little off my normal target for my photography blog, but every now and
then it's nice to put the priorities where they belong...

If you'd like to read Mitch's book, here's the Amazon link to purchase:

Have a Little Faith - Amazon

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