I had to re-qualify for the state this week as a correctional officer (an annual thing), like the (PAT)physical agility test, re-qualify with the firearms and test on policy and procedures. During one of the breaks, I stood by my car and it was very windy. I watched as two crows tried to make their way over the firing range. The wind was blowing them backwards as they attempted to fly forward. Throwing them around, up then down, side to side but they kept trying to fly. The smaller birds however were on the ground and hopped around to make their way to where they wanted to go.

The next day the wind was a lot lighter and I watched as birds flew back and forth with no problems. I thought about how this is the same in our lives. Some days are harder, making our way through the turbulent day but yet the next day will be smooth as silk. We just have to make it through our rough days and calm, clear days will follow eventually. Art~ 2013


“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.”  Henry Ford

“A diamond is merely a lump of coal that did well under pressure.”

“Count the garden by the flowers, never by the leaves that fall. Count your life with smiles and not the tears that roll.”


tough times don’t last, tough people do