“They” say after the storm, the dust will settle.

“They” say a lot of things, some of which I hold onto with all my might, other things “They” say goes in one ear and out the other, but most things “They” say are pretty much true to life and you can take it for what it’s worth – to you.  So, this must not be “Their” first rodeo and “They” must have been around the block a time or two. “They” have to be very wise and worldly. Don’t you ever wonder who “They” are?

I live my life based around a lot of what “They” say and now is a time when I have to dig deep and put these old adages to the test as I  live and learn the hard knocks of life and really understand that life’s trials may be hard to bear; but patience can outlive them.

“They” say things happen in 3’s, however lately in my life I’m multiplying that by 100 on a daily basis (or so it seems). “They” also say when it rains it pours. Heh!! I so get that as of late! Literally with all the rain we’ve been getting and figuratively when it comes to everything I own breaking and needing repair – all at the same time!  It has become quite comical really, or at least that’s a good coping strategy I have adopted. But I also know “They” say when you get knocked down, you gotta get back up, dust yourself off and keep moving forward; when life hands you lemons, make lemonade; or after the rain the sun will shine again.

The last few months it seems I am living in the movie Groundhog Day, every day I wake up and it’s the same thing; you know as “They” say; same crap, different pile.  And I write this with a sense of humour as I know and understand that I’m complaining about first world problems, but I also know many people can relate, some have a hard time handling what life throws at them, while others take it with a grain of salt. Just keep calm and carry on, right?

We are told to breathe and live in the moment,  that everything happens for a reason, when at first you hear a whisper and if you don’t listen and learn you will eventually hear the frying pan hitting your head – forcing you to listen up.  I can find solace in the fact that “They” say what does not kill us, only makes us stronger or this too shall pass. I like to hold onto those adages, I strongly believe when “They” say you become what you think and that tomorrow is a new day.

I often wonder where we would we be without these adages, would we be lost, wandering aimlessly face first into the storm, desperate for some guidance or encouraging words? Maybe “They” who are wise are only fools while the rest of us just muddle through and that’s as good as it gets.

Non the less, I wanna meet “They”, I think we could sit around my camp fire, with a glass of fine aged wine and dive into all the old adages of life that seem to get me through the good times, the amazing times, the tough times and the down right ugly times. I think me and “They” could be really good friends.


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