Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Batten Down the Hatches

The South and the upper East Coast appear to be in the path of winter storm Pax. The storm is either already hitting you or you’re battening down the hatches getting ready for it.

According to Wikipedia, “In sailing, battens are long, thin strips (usually fiberglass or some similar material nowadays, but historically wooden)… used to help secure tarpaulins over hatches.” Sailors battened down the hatches as serious weather approached.

We all batten down the hatches to get ready for bad weather, but do we look ahead to potential challenges in life and make preparations to deal with them?

Or, do we simply let the storm roll over us, water pouring through our hatches, and potentially sinking us?

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