Contemplating Seneca #68: Trust It to Time

Storms come and go. Like everything else, they have their seasons. What was good yesterday could be bad tomorrow. And the bad times, they won’t last forever.

On the good days, make your preparations. Do the work. Ensure that your ship is tight and in top shape. Of course you should enjoy the sunshine and the pleasant breeze, but to squander a good day will bite you in the end.

Sometimes we have to batten down the hatches and wait for the storm to pass. It is not fun, but it is a part of life. There is no need to be anxious about the future. You did what you could. You did the work and now all you can do is ride out the storm.

Go to the ant, O sluggard, study her ways and learn wisdom; for though she has no chief, no commander or rule, she procures her food in the summer, stores up her provisions in the harvest. –Proverbs 6:6-8

Solomon said to look at the ant and learn. The ant that no one sees in the winter, yet it still lives. The ant knows the seasons of life. In the good times, it does the work so that it may survive in the hard times. Such a valuable lesson.

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