From the archives: Do your gutters need clearing?

I awoke the other Saturday to the sound of thunder booming across the heavens and torrential rain creating a river down my street. Such was the volume of rain that pools were forming in our backyard and our roof gutters were overflowing.

You could attribute the overflowing gutters purely to the rain however I was fully aware I had exacerbated the problem through not clearing the green waste that had accumulated; isn’t it amazing how the storm identifies the need?

How often is it that we ignore a little bit of maintenance only to be reminded of it in the midst of the storm? How more effective would it be if we regularly cleaned our ‘gutters’ to reduce the impact of the storm?

A clear gutter certainly won’t prevent a storm, but it will minimise the negative impact during the storm as well as the clean-up afterwards. A gutter for you and me could be the conversation we should be having with a loved one, our boss, a colleague or a friend. It may be the personal attitude or behaviour that is causing grief in our world or limiting our potential. A gutter could even be that niggling thought that rears its ugly head at the most inopportune time.

As I discovered on that recent rainy Saturday morning, if only I had cleaned my gutters beforehand I would have saved myself a whole lot of mess and a heap of time.

What gutters in your life need clearing?

LET HOPE RISE.

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What do you think?