“No one would have crossed the ocean if he could have gotten off
the ship in the middle of a storm.” ~Charles F. Kettering
Okay, maybe someone would have still crossed the ocean, but
Kettering’s point is very valid. Most would have bailed if possible
when that storm became tremulous. Imagine being one of the first to
cross the ocean and all the fear involved as you sailed through
wild storms. I am sure these people were filled with fear, regret
and greatly questioned their choice and endeavor.
Now imagine the first sight of land after crossing that ocean and
the beauty of the first sunrise or sunset in that undiscovered
territory. How do you think that would have felt? I would think
relief, gratefulness, accomplishment and bliss would be amongst a
long list of emotions.
Picture your life as an ocean. Are you in the calm or are you in
the storm? What does “land” look like for you? Remember that any
journey worth taking will have both stormy and calm times — beauty
is found by those who keep going.
I enjoy the journey.