The Waves Created by Storms

For many years now, I have come to believe things happen for a reason.

I believe this because in the past when bad things occurred, it provided me some comfort to think that things happen for a reason.  Years have passed, failures and successes have come and gone and I and my life moved on sailing on the waves that took me from a place of turmoil to a place of calmness.  Today as my life continues, some days the waves are high from the storms and somedays the sun shines with no waves at all.


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The storms that brought the high waves in my life are similar to the storms brought on by nature. definition for ‘Storm’ includes the following –

Storms generally lead to negative impacts on lives and property such as storm surge, heavy rain or snow (causing flooding or road impassibility), lightning, wildfires, and vertical wind shear; however, systems with significant rainfall can alleviate drought in places they move through.

So, can the storms of our lives that bring negative impacts in turn bring good things to our lives?  Think about it, if our lives are in a drought; suffering from the lack of substance that we need to live, are then receiving that very substance in abundance – will this bring life back to us?

Things happen for a reason.

You may have heard the phrase ‘When 1 door closes another opens’.  Alexander Graham Bell quoted the following –

“When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.”

In my past, a door was shut.  It then may be years later that something occurred in my life and I think to myself “This is the reason why that event so many years ago occurred; that door was shut.”

Were the past events years ago, the attempts to end my life, the physical moves, the divorce, the relationships ending, the job loss; a realization of me?  Where these events, these storms in my life that caused such fierce waves now providing the substance for calmness and finally ending the drought?

Things happen for a reason.


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I like to think all those past waves in my life created by storms brought me here today to calmness and full of abundance.

Waves & Storms – Doors Shutting & Doors Opening – Regrets & Happiness

Things happen for a reason – I like to think so.


21 thoughts on “The Waves Created by Storms

  1. Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. James 1:3-4. I don’t know why things happen the way they do spearfruit. But if we choose to believe there is a greater purpose, then we can allow good to come from the worst things. Even if that means we can help others get through hardships, because we’ve learned from our own experiences. Humanity at its best:)

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    • Thank you Sadie for your kind words. One reason for my blog was maybe someone out there can relate to my struggles and realize we can all get through those waves and find calmness in our lives. I appreciate your comment!

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  2. You are really making me think. It has been a very long hard road for me, but recently a very special person came into my life. This person and my wonderful husband wouldn’t be in my life if it weren’t for all the suffering. And they both are so worth it all! Thank you for this!

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  3. It took many years for me to come to the understanding of the “door closing to an open door”, being young has its setbacks…LOL I also believe that for every action there are reactions, sometimes many and depending upon the one you choice to go with the outcome can be as different as black and white…I have also learned that deep breathes, eyes closed can help you see the direction in which the open door wants you to follow….believe in yourself and trusting your instincts are something learned….that first step through the open door is always the hardest for me, but once I have taken it there is no turning back…..full on, full throttle….no stopping me!!! good post my friend….storms in my life to me are a way of helping me see that something is not quite centered….helps me to step back and take another deep breath and feel and look for the cause….man you know how to make us all stop and think don’t you!!! love it….kat

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