"Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain". I wish I knew who originated that. It is posted all over the Internet but I have yet to see credit given to the author. It is a perfect example of how precious original thought and words can be lost to the person who penned it. Also, the person who originated this wonderful statement may have thought it was nothing at the time and did not take any precaution to protect it. Just maybe, that person would be honored to know how well it has spread and be able to take that as a compliment. When income and future income are at stake I am not so sure how magnanimous I could be.
We are now a society that our words fly through the air to destinations unknown. That could be a scary thought if one did not consciously decide to protect oneself the best way possible and then let the disastrous possibilities rest someplace other than the mind. I sometimes scratch my head at what people post on Facebook and Blogs. What were they thinking when they posted intimate details about their spouse? I understand that some prospective employers are insisting not only on your Facebook address but some are demanding your password. With thousands applying for one open position people are more likely to surrender to greater threats to their privacy. The bottom line is, don't post anything that you don't want the whole world to know about today or maybe forever. However, most authors would be thrilled to have the whole world know about their book.
For now, I am not going to worry about who penned that wonderful short statement. I am just going to enjoy the wisdom and praise God for the Internet that brought that to me.