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Stormy Times

on August 9, 2012

Throughout life we encounter experiences that bring on tears of happiness but all too often those tears are tears of sorrow. While catnipoflife strives to share thoughts of inspiration on life’s beautiful reflections, it is also necessary to sometimes pause in refection of the stormy times in life. Like the firey nature of a storm, the atmosphere may suddenly appear bleak and often dark but never without the shining rays of hope.

Recently there have been several bloggers who have shared ‘stormy’ times within environments of either family members, friends or both. Prayerful thoughts are sent to each of them.

♥***♥***♥***♥***♥

May you always find the light within and
have the courage
. . .
the courage to accept, the courage to bear the sorrow, the courage to show strength to others, the courage to carry on but most of all, the courage to believe. For though the world may at times appear dark, you have the light of the gospel, let it be a beacon to guide your way throughout the long hours of each day.

To each person who reads this message, take a few moments of silent prayer for those who seek and need your support during dire times in their lives. I just did!

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23 responses to “Stormy Times

  1. Wonderful post, Sharla! Simple and wonderfully uplifting!

  2. Chris says:

    This is so perfect got me to day. I just found out I have a huge rip in my abdomin inside plus as you know I have just had surgery to remove cancer from my back and now the Drs think I have ovarian cancer. I know I am a fighter and plan on fighting cancer for the third time. So your post was what I needed to day
    Hugs Chris

  3. Beautiful post, Sharla, and, Chris, I’ll add you back in my prayers!

  4. I admire the beauty of your thoughts, Sharla. Lovely! Thank you for the elating post. 🙂

  5. Aditya says:

    I have committed a few mistakes which I’m ashamed of to date. It always bugs me and that is partly why I’m going through a depression. I just don’t understand if I should move on or go back just one more time!

    • catnipoflife says:

      Life is filled with ups and downs, successess and failures. If we did not fail sometimes, we would never appreciate the sweet taste of success. Hang in there, my dear friend, and follow your heart. If you are a Christian, let go and let God!

      • Aditya says:

        I’m a hindu but I do believe in god and yes that’s exactly what I’m doing right now… just let it go!

  6. Claire Cappetta says:

    Thank you so much Sharla for this post. The words are wonderful after such a crazy week! Hugs your way! 🙂

  7. I truly enjoy your post. It shares something that we can all relate too. Yes, tears of sadness are a way of life and it is good to share because it makes us feel that we are not alone. Beautiful writing!

    • catnipoflife says:

      Without trials and tribulations, we would not truly appreciate all of the joys of life. It is both the happy times and sad times that bring family and friends together. Glad you enjoyed your visit:>)

  8. Just like every top must have a bottom and every day must turn into night, the bad things in life accompany the good. It’s simply the nature of things.

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