Life is full of stormy seas. It’s how you build your boat that matters.
Great people are not affected by each puff of wind that blows ill. Like great ships, they sail serenely on, in a calm sea or a great tempest. -George Washington
God bless this tiny little boat
And me who travels in it.
It stays afloat for years and years
And sinks within a minute.
And so the soul in which we sail,
Unknown by years of thinking,
Is deeply felt and understood
The minute that it’s sinking.
As o’er the stormy sea of human Life
We sail, until our anchor’d spirits rest
In the far haven of Eternity…
If the vessel of our soul is still tossed with winds and storms, let us awake [God], who reposes in it, and He will quickly calm the sea. -Brother Lawrence