Is it me or do the best stories come from the biggest storms in your life? Think about it, how many car rides have you taken? The story that you remember and tell your friends about is when something didn't quite go as planned. We are all going through the storm even if we are in different boats.

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Have you listened to the words to the new Thomas Rhett song "Be a Light?" He recorded the song in 2019 but it could have been written for us during this coronavirus pandemic. Here are some of the words:

"In a place that needs change, make a difference. Don't hide in the dark, you were born to shine, in a world full of hate, be a light."

Don't try to drive out the darkness with darkness. For example, you are feeling depressed so you drink to forget. The problem is that when the light returns, you still have the darkness around.

The world has changed and maybe this is just the change that you needed. The things that you took for granted...until it wasn't there anymore. During COVID-19, you've been taken to places that you didn't know existed and now you don't want to live without it.

Make a difference and be optimistic when the world is pessimistic. As we travel through this storm, there are two voices that we can listen to: Worry or Wisdom. It helps if you change your focus, if you just focus on the worry then you'll miss the wisdom that you can get from the storm.

You may not be able to control the first storm that came suddenly in March but be careful not to create a second storm that ends up making it worse. To paraphrase the words of Thomas Rhett's song: "The finish line is six feet in the ground. In a race you can't win, just slow it down."

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