Ok, every yard is green. Stunningly so. It’s the end of August. This has been the strangest summer. And now we segue into the most intense hurricane period. I’m reminded of General Patton asking the chaplain for a “weather prayer.” Well, why not? It was for a noble cause – relief of besieged Bastogne.
Our state is besieged. We could use a weather prayer. Louisiana is laid bare due to the strange weather in this strange summer. In the midst of our weather worry, I think it’s time for a little merriment. So here are life lessons from Noah’s Ark:
1. Don’t miss the boat.
2. Don’t forget we’re all in the same boat.
3. Plan ahead. It wasn’t raining when Noah built the Ark.
4. Stay fit. When you’re 600 years old, you may be asked to do something really BIG.
5. Don’t listen to critics, just get on with what has to be done.
6. Build your future on high ground.
7. For safety’s sake, travel in pairs.
8. Two heads are better than one.
9. Speed isn’t always an advantage; after all, the snails were alongside the cheetahs.
10. When you’re stressed out, float a while.
11. Remember the Ark was built by amateurs; the Titanic by professionals.
12. Remember that woodpeckers inside are a greater threat than the storm outside.
13. No matter the storm, when God is with you, there’s a rainbow somewhere ahead.