After the Storm

Sometimes storms come into our lives. And most of the time, they come without warning. You'd think that everything is fine, that the day would turn out to be sunshiny. But all of a sudden, there are big dark clouds covering the skies. It creates an overcast over your once pleasant and content lives. Then the storm hits.

The storm brings heavy rains and stron winds. It destroys everything in its path. Nothing is spared. And since it came by surprise, nothing is saved.

What else can one do after a disaster but to move on. Our lives should not stop after such incidents. Dreams should still be made come true.

But moving on doesn't happen as fast as a storm can unleash its fury into our lives. Moving on takes time. We cannot tell someone to just move on and expect him to drop everything and go on with his life. We must acknowledge whatever he is feeling for feelings are always valid.

Someone who just experienced loss can feel whatever he wants to feel, say whatever he wants to say, and do whatever he wants to do. He is grieving. He is entitled to do that. He deserve that release. And we as onlookers can just let them do their thing to cope and grieve.

As onlookers, we should also not instigate ill-feelings and provoke them into feeling angry or bitter. We ourselves should also move on. We should be sources of strength and support in order for them not to dwell on the tragedy that befell in the lives.

Ultimately, all throughout our lives many storms would enter. Some may just stay for a while and some may linger for a longer period. But what we should remember is that storms do not stay forever. Storms come and go. People do too. Therefore, let's bear in mind that our feelings should be fleeting. It shouldn't hover over heads and let it control our lives. Our lives do not take a break with every loss. We should still persevere and try to achieve whatever plans we had before the storm.


  1. “It happens to everyone as they grow up. You find out who you are and what you want, and then you realize that people you've known forever don't see things the way you do. So you keep the wonderful memories, but find yourself moving on.”
    ― Nicholas Sparks

  2. Resiliency is the key, those who doesn't know how to bend shall snap. ☺