“I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship.” –Louisa May Alcott

This little line in Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott, makes me smile today. I don’t know much about sailing, but I love the idea that sailors don’t fear storms because they know how to sail in them. They know how to harness the power of the wind and make it work for them to push or pull them in the direction they wish to go.

I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship.

When I’m discouraged by my circumstances or fearful of any of life’s storms, I want to remember what it means to live as a sailor who knows how to use the storm to sail.

And maybe this strong, fearful wind has come into my life to get me where I’m supposed to go.

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