I recently had the opportunity to address a special group. My remarks were based on a conversation with someone who compared what we are dealing with now, to turbulence during a flight. How do the two compare? It was shared with me like this.
If you’ve ever had the experience of flying, the pilot tells you to put on your seatbelt because it’s likely that things will be a bit rocky as you lift into the air. Once you reach soaring altitude, the pilot comes across the intercom and in a reassuring voice, tells you that you can remove your seatbelt and move about the cabin.
You’re cruising along thinking everything is smooth sailing when the pilot makes an address over the intercom asking you to put your seatbelt back on because of possible turbulence ahead. But things feel fine, why are we having to change course??
There is a slight bump, then some bigger bumps–you’re quickly reminded that the pilot gave the heads up that things may get a bit rocky. Luckily, as quickly as the bumps present, they pass and the pilot comes back in his reassuring voice and says, you can remove your seatbelt.
I can only describe what has been going on lately as unfortunate turbulence. We’re all adjusting and doing the best we can, anxiously waiting for smooth air to prevail.
Hang in there and remember that none of us love the situation we are in. We’re all ready for things to be normal again. We’re probably going to see some turbulence over the next few weeks and months, but if we stick together, I feel in my gut that things will be ok.
Wendy H. Horne, Editor/Publisher
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