Storms Happen

Screen Shot 2014-06-30 at 2.00.50 PMThe following is an excerpt from “Have a Little Faith” by Mitch Albom, page 93, from a sermon by Rabbi Albert Lewis.

“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. So he dashes off to the barn.  He sees, to his amazement, that the animals are secure with plenty of feed.  He runs out to 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.’

Our profession is unpredictable and can become chaotic in only seconds. It is important to leave each day prepared for the next. Who knows what problem or issue could “storm” in and interrupt your day. No one wants to wallow in the agony of ‘I could have, I should have’.

Something to think about, Shawn

1 comment for “Storms Happen

  1. July 1, 2014 at 9:59 am

    Such important words to follow. Thank you.

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