Daily Wisdom Words

CALAMITIES

What is the meaning of calamities and how does it affect our lives?

According to the Webster Dictionary, Calamities mean:  1.   an event(s) causing great and often sudden damage or distress;  a disaster 2.  A disaster or misfortune, especially one causing extreme havoc, distress or misery.  3.  a feeling or state of distress or misery

Daily Wisdom Word Meaning:  Calamities-things that happen in your life out of your control, that cause anxiety and panic, disrupting planned events.  Calamities often happen when least expected and can take a good day and turn it into a bad one quickly, and events that happen, we usually laugh about AFTER they are over with.

Calamities are profound and often messy.  The best way to share wisdom about calamities with you, is to share with you one calamity of my own that just happened recently.  As mentioned, is the Webster Dictionary, calamities cause havoc.  That is exactly what happened when the last severe storm blew into Aurora, Colorado, where I live.  First, Golf Ball sized hail began pouring down, leading to an eventual $30,000 to repair.  Second, lightning struck our home, traveled from the air through the electrical wires, causing the cable and both television sets to be destroyed.  Third, there was a literal rug burn in the new carpet, from the lightening striking.  Fourth, our entire phone system was also destroyed.

Not only were these events financial calamities, they were mental ones creating a great deal of distress, and ordeal.  These calamities made me realize something bigger in the scheme of things.  No matter how perfectly we plan things, we don’t have control over our lives.  We can do our best to control a schedule and usually events like the ones I mentioned above don’t happen, but believe me when I tell you, that unexpected things out of our control are a part of life.  We cannot be prepared for every single thing and we certainly cannot predict the future.

Calamities are about the unexpected and just like winning a lottery you bought a ticket for, and winning, they don’t happen often, but when they do, there tends to be a series of them.  Sometimes in life, we don’t realize exactly how little control we really do have, which makes it all the more important we have faith in something bigger than ourselves.  For me, that is Jesus Christ.  Just as I don’t judge your belief system, I hope you won’t judge me for mine, but, I do believe all of us should have some kind of faith in something.

I truly feel sorry for people who don’t have faith in something bigger than themselves, because when you feel like your the only one in the driver’s seat in life, it is a lonely road to be on.  Not only that, it is a scary road to be on as well.

That is my wisdom thought for the day, and I hope it helps someone out there or at the very least, gets them thinking.

Thank you so much for reading daily wisdom words today.  I hope you have a beautiful and blessed day!

Samantha LeBoeuf

 

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mikeg (@guest_1620)
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2 years ago

Wow, that had to be a scary moment! You weren’t in the house, right? Great share! My version of poems hasn’t been going through (understandable during construction) so if it doesn’t, my share is a young teenage boy that I came across through a family event. I saw a new much improved version of myself in him. Full of life, a gift for leaving a smile on everyone he met. He and I talked about online business briefly overtime which he was all in for it…as I was building something that he could mature in and take over he diagnosed… Read more »

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Free memberships will only be given out until 8/31/18 or until we have given out 100 free lifetime pro memberships!!

mikeg (@mikeg)
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Wow, that had to be a scary moment! You weren’t in the house, right? Great share! My version of poems hasn’t been going through (understandable during construction) so if it doesn’t, my share is a young teenage boy that I came across through a family event. I saw a new much improved version of myself in him. Full of life, a gift for leaving a smile on everyone he met. He and I talked about online business briefly overtime which he was all in for it…as I was building something that he could mature in and take over he diagnosed… Read more »

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