The Dry Seasons in Life Do Not Last

by Sherry Riter in Attitude,Lessons of Life,Self-Development  

Less than two months ago, the fragility of life came very close to home. Today, a friend of the family had a major stroke. She lays in a hospital bed with half of her body paralyzed, unable to talk and is frightened.

She could be any one of us.





social standing,

the size of our homes,

or the amount of money in the bank account




No one knows what is going to happen next.

Life is fragile,

and intricate.

One minute we are blooming in our relationships

and careers,

and then something happens that knocks us down and we begin to fade. .

But there is always hope and we should hold tight to it even when life is hanging by an invisible thread.

Hope is an extraordinary spiritual gift from God that allows us to use faith to control our fears which overwhelm us during trials and tribulations. Being doubtful would be much easier and logical, but…

“Expect your prayers to be
answered in wondrous ways.
The dry seasons in life
do not last.
The spring rains will come again.”
~Sarah Ban Breathnach~
While you have been reading, did you think of something you really need to do or someone that should hear your apology or expression of love? I think we all procrastinate things we need and want to do to some extent. I vowed today to make a concerted effort to truly live every moment to the fullest and abandon my fear of failing. What will you do differently to ensure that your dreams become reality?

The Redhead Riter


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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

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1 Sheryl July 11, 2010 at 12:32 pm

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. It's Sunday morning and I'm getting ready to go to church. But, I want to read your blog as well. God is so good to connect people even here, on the worldwide web.



2 Oh Sew Good July 11, 2010 at 1:12 pm

I like the idea of abandoning my fear of failing. I'm going to go for it too! 🙂


3 viewfromdownhere July 11, 2010 at 2:40 pm

This is so very true…I just went to a funeral for a friend just yesterday, and I was thinking the same thing. You just never know when life could take a turn. So many of us just take for granted the fact that there will be a tomorrow, but you just never know…


4 Eileen July 11, 2010 at 2:57 pm

I love this post. Especially "your prayers will be answered in wondrous ways." I do believe that.
I believe that faith is paramount. By faith, I do NOT mean a specific religious belief, but actual belief that something great guides, and that what we seek we will find. Ask and we will receive. Not " believe it when I see it" but "See it when I believe it"


5 Marie Young (Young Creative) July 11, 2010 at 3:13 pm

Hi Redhead,
I'm so happy to have "met" you through BlueFrog.

I had a friend and coworker suffer a stroke at 40. It has been a long recovery for him, but he continues to progress.

Your words and photos are a great reminder that life is beautiful and fragile at the same time, but so worth the journey.


6 Jordan T. Dilwood July 11, 2010 at 5:38 pm

Great Post! I like your blog I'm going to follow please follow back


7 Keith July 11, 2010 at 6:59 pm

I love the way you used pictures to illustrate your thought pattern.

That part about "The dry seasons in life not lasting" and "The spring rains coming" has given me hope.

I lost a brother last year another brother and step mother this year and we had to put my dad in a nursing home recently. Definitely a "Dry Season" in my life right now.

I will hold on to your words for strength and encouragement.


Keith Martin


8 Julie Jabbers July 11, 2010 at 10:29 pm

I'm sorry to hear about your friends stroke.

Yes, each moment is a God given blessing. I'm as guilty as any in taking life for granted sometimes.

Great posts, quote, and pics.


9 I Luv Linens and Pearls July 12, 2010 at 12:10 am

Love looking at your blog! Beautiful photos and prose.


10 Teresha@Marlie and Me July 12, 2010 at 1:09 pm

you are absolutely right. Life should not be taken for granted. This post came just at the right time.


11 bluecottonmemory July 13, 2010 at 12:35 am

I'm sorry about your friend – but what a beautiful post, beautiful pictures and beautiful hope! I finally decided long ago that I did not want to be proded by fear to live life, but by hope and faith to live life!


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