Do You ‘Sleep in a Storm’?

I had a marathon trip back from Fiesta Bowl (whole other post about that coming soon), but six hours on an airplane gave me the opportunity to start AND finish a great little book by Mitch Albom, author of Tuesdays with Morrie.

I wanted to share a quick story from this book, Have a Little Faith.

This is an excerpt from a sermon given by his rabbi in 1975.  It really spoke to me:

“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.’

“My friends, if we tend to the things that are important in life, if we are right with those we love and behave in line with our faith, our lives will not be cursed with the aching throb of unfulfilled business. Our words will always be sincere, our embraces tight. We will never wallow in the agony of ‘I could have, I should have.’ We can sleep in a storm.

“And when it’s time, our good-byes will be complete.”

I love this…

“We will never wallow in the agony of ‘I could have, I should have.’ “

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