S.T.O.R.M. Defined

Typhoon Ofel just passed us by. She’s not as destructive compared to other typhoons before (just a personal assessment). And I am grateful for that. I woke up early this morning and took some photos. Still the water is all around our backyard but it has subsided. Thanks God!
typhoon Ofel
Yesterday, in the midst of the storm, I’ve decided to gather storm-related quotes and then created an acronym.

S - Stay strong, focus on what you can do, not what you cannot, and know that the clouds will soon part, and the sun will return again. ~Doe Zantamata

T - Typhoons will come and go. But the real storm is in your mind. Dispel the storms in your mind. It maybe stormy on the outside but it shouldn’t be stormy on the inside. ~Bo Sanchez

O - Out of defeat can come the best in human nature. As Christians face storms of adversity, they may rise with more beauty. They are like trees that grow on mountain ridges - battered by winds, yet trees in which we find the strongest wood. ~Billy Graham

R - Rain is grace; rain is the sky condescending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life. ~John Updike

M - May you always have walls for the winds, a roof for the rain, tea beside the fire, laughter to cheer you, those you love near you and all your heart might desire.~Irish Blessings



And I always remind myself to “Hold on. Things will get better.
It maybe stormy now but it can’t rain forever.”

20 comments:

Adam said...

that must of been quite the storm

Ric said...

Actually, that is 'nothing' as compared to other typhoons before. Thanks Adam

Archieviner said...

I heard a lot of news about typhoon ofel. Thanks God "it's nothing as compared to other typhoon before" like what u said :)I like the quotes.

Ric said...

yes, archieviner. buti na lang at di gaanong mapaminsala si ofel. Ok lang.. Thanks for the visit!

Phioxee said...

i hate rain kahit na grace pa yan. hehehe. okay yung naisip mo ha.

Ric said...

yes, i prefer sunshine...mas gusto ko pa rin ang summer : )

joy said...

Oh I really love this. It is a wonderful post about storm . Have a blessed day brother. You are an inspiration. Words from heaven!

Michelle Elenee said...

It's very stormy here since last night and snowy( not that much) as well. I hope it does not get worse. Winter seems to be so early:(.

I don't like the drastic weather changes at all. And I guess it's getting stormy inside.

Ric said...

Thanks Joy, really appreciates that! take care!

Ric said...

Hello, Michelle, it maybe stormy in the outside but don't let the storm inside ruin your day. thanks for the visit!

MEcoy said...

nice ahh you made something sensible out of a simple word.
strom is gone already hope you're doing fine

joanne said...

I love how positive you really are! Honestly, I despise the rain, though I know na blessing pa rin siya at kailangan.. Kabado kasi ako pag umuulan, siguro dahil inaabot kami ng baha dati, stressful kasi talaga, kaya kahit ngayon na mataas na bahay namin medyo nadala ko yun pagka-praning pag malakas ang ulan.. Pero thanks sa positivity ng post na to! :)

Ric said...

yes, MEcoy, we're fine. ok na, wala ng ulan.

Ric said...

Hi joanne, nega di ako kung minsan...pero wala namang mag-li-lift ng spirit natin kundi ang sarili...mahirap iasa sa iba kasi kahit sila may mga downtimes din...thanks!

Jessica said...

punong-puno talaga ng inspirasyon ang blog na ito... nakakatuwa, at naka-bless.

I love rain and sunshine. both. whatever season meron tayo, just love to deal with it.

Ric said...

Yes, Jessica we just have to deal with it. Salamat!

Genskie said...

I super love what you have written..always inspiring and full of hope :)

Ric said...

Thank you so much... Genskie, take care!

xoxo_grah said...

thanks for sharing....good thing the typhoon is not that harmful...but we'll keep praying that incoming typhoons will be just the same or mas mahina pa....:) God bless!


xx1

Pareng Jay said...

Nice one nga to. Para ma-empower yung mga tao pag may bagyo.

* Pareng Jay salutes