The Calm Before the Storm

 Now I know what that expression means literally.

It is so calm right now, so beautiful and peaceful. I am looking out our window at the lovely trees and the sunlight through the leaves.

This is the ultimate lesson is trusting…

I have to remember, “Keep the faith and the faith will keep you.”

Instead of running the tape in my head of worry, I have to breathe deep and keep reminding myself that all is OK. All is OK!

These are the times when we’re tested. These are the times when we have to draw on all the reservoirs of courage and faith.

Fear = Forgetting Everything’s All Right

The Calm Before the Storm

About dianabletter

Diana Bletter is the author of several books, including The Invisible Thread: A Portrait of Jewish American Women (with photographs by Lori Grinker), shortlisted for a National Jewish Book Award. Her novel, A Remarkable Kindness, (HarperCollins) was published in 2015. She is the First Prize Winner of Moment Magazine's 2019 Fiction Contest. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, tabletmag, Glamour, The Forward, The North American Review, Times of Israel, and is a reporter for Israel21C, and many other publications. She is author of Big Up Yourself: It's About Time You Like Being You and The Mom Who Took off On Her Motorcycle, a memoir of her 10,000-mile motorcycle trip to Alaska and back to New York. She lives in a small beach village in Western Galilee, Israel, with her husband and family. She is a member of the local hevra kadisha, the burial circle, and a Muslim-Jewish-Christian-Druze women's group in the nearby town of Akko. And, she likes snowboarding and climbing trees.
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