The Turnaround is at Hand

A Salient Parable

Times and Tides are Turning

by Rick Stecker

(This post first appeared on Substack as “The Turnaround is at Hand – A Salient Parable” – Subscribe here)

Now the time has come for the prudent ones to perceive and take notice. Those who act with prudence know and understand that the moment of recompense is near, and they make ready.

Those too who live in far-sighted expectation become aware that the tides of grace and goodwill are now building offshore, and they turn their eyes seaward.

Also, those who have kept faith through heavy hardship and grief, and held to the promise of the coming new day, quickly make their preparations and go down to the shore.

Gathering at the seaside, the prudent, the far-sighted and the faithful all await the fresh incoming tides. They look for the rising of waters that signals its arrival.

They expect to see waves of benevolence. They look for waters that bear cargos of comfort and relief, supplies of courage and resilience. They await long-sought-after deliveries of compensation and justice.

They know that now is a new day when times and tides are turning to favor the diligent. They are the ones who put their hands to their labors but did not realize profit. They did all they could but failed to reap the harvest.

Do you number yourself among the prudent? Do you count yourself with the far-sighted? Do you hold with the faithful? What secrets gave them the prescience to anticipate deliverance from the sea?

If we accept the belief that we live in the hands of the Father of Tides and Seasons…

If we are certain that he desires to supply our needs, cure our ills and restore order to our days…

Then it follows that we can dare to trust his promises, even when all seems lost and hope has waned, to send a flood of fortune to our shores and rush out to receive it.

About the Author

Rick Stecker is a personal growth specialist, writer and speaker helping entrepreneurs start and grow businesses. Rick's first job was as a reporter covering crime for a daily newspaper. Then came a stint on the high seas in Navy public relations aboard an aircraft carrier.

What followed was 25 years in corporate communications. Yet when a buyout forced a career change, Rick took his accumulated experience and built a consulting business, Grounds to Grow Coaching.

Rick authored his first book "Making Choices Like A Champion" to help others grow their capabilities. His second book, "The Chronicles of Mikey & Me" reflects on lessons learned out in the marsh with his first duck dog. In the works is Rick's next book, "The Benevolent Merger" aimed at helping those looking for personal growth to be victorious in their thinking. Rick's writings for the Internet can be found on Substack at ‘Rick Stecker’s Rising Tides’ ( Be sure to subscribe!

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