Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Midweek reminder: The fog is telling you something

This blog post has been in my mind for awhile now, and I've even sent it to a few dear ones who I thought would appreciate the sentiments as applicable for where they're currently at, whether their life challenges are personal, professional, spiritual... or of course, a combination of it all!

We've each had times of greater fog and lesser fog... (and if you haven't, I suppose it will sound awful and ominous to say "your time is coming," but life does seem to hold challenges for 99.999% of us). For me the key, and the most salient point the writer makes, is that without the fog, we don't have a great need for a lantern to light our way.

"Life is hard. The road is long and narrow. The workers are few. We may see more fog than light for years at a time. But the fog is the entire point. It represents our need for the light and the confirmation of our calling. A life without fog is a life of complacency and boredom. It’s reading the last page of the novel and skipping the conflict, climax and resolve."

I may have already mentioned this, but really, click over. It may not speak to you, now, today, but my guess is that it will; at the very least, it might compel you to reach out and be a bit of light in someone else's fog. I'm a big believer in the Lantern, but I'm also a big believer in each of us being a little light to each other.


  1. Nice thoughts. Good timing. We are in the fog now for a couple of days... but in my life it's been a lot longer than that!

    Some days it seems like there is just too much to do and not enough time. I have high expectations.

    Shirley asked me just this morning, if I ever just wish I could go somewhere and have a good cry.

    Being a man I told her "No." But deep down inside I think a good cry would be nice.

  2. We find that the fog on our little hill top brings out the introspection glasses. We are 'together' for nearly 50 years now but find it easier now, in our isolation, to share our fog thoughts.

    And we do try to be the lantern for each other. When one is down the other can help with a lift.

    Thank you for the referral blog.

  3. This is so beautiful- thank you for this. You have no idea how much I needed to read this today. I feel like I'm on a fog these last few days, so wow- did this resonate.


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