Facing the Unknown

  What do you do, when you don’t know what to do? How do you face, the unknown?


Currently there is a storm approaching. The weather prognosticators on television have warned that it is bad, there have been a lot of lightening strikes and that it is slowing. The rain is already pounding down. Both of my dogs are inside and close by my side. The thunder demon rattling their nerves. To them, it is the unknown, but they know inside and close they are safe.


 Earlier today I had to face an unknown. I recently purchased a replacement storm door that ended up with the gentleman being unable to install it due to the company rules and regulations. Something about the siding over the metal of the door frame in need of being replaced. I told him to just take the door back as I wasn’t sure when I would be able to get what was needed to replace it done. Then, I was facing the unknown of getting my money back. Today I was finally able to get everything taken care of and get the money back not only for the door but for the installation.

I went in not knowing how many problems I would face and whether or not hey would refuse to refund. It did take a few minutes, but in the end, I got all of my money back. No hassle, no harm. I will interrupt myself here to say this. While I waited for either a manager of one from the department the door came from, they were handling others who came in. Everyone who came in, politely made sure that I had been waited on first. Not once, not twice but four times, people made sure that they were not jumping ahead in line.


Facing the unknown. Whether it is something major or minor, something that is essential to your well being in physical, emotional, financial health. The unknown can and does come in quite a variety of forms. If you are facing something for the first time, you are basically facing the unknown. How, are you going to handle this unknown  in a way to where it comes out to your benefit?


Research. Find out everything you possibly can to learn everything you can about what you are facing. The more you know, the more weapons are in your arsenal.

Ask questions. Part of research yes, but seek out the advice of those who have traveled this journey before you.

Seek the assistance and support from friends and family.

Brain storm all of the options, decide the pro’s and con’s of the various options of what you are facing.


Traveling through this journey called life, we are going to be facing the unknown every single day, because we don’t know what the day will bring. The weather people on television can say that it may rain, but it may or may not. They are going by a set of computer generated possibilities.

World wide, the battle still rages over the pandemic. Are masks needed or no? Vaccines or no? Either way, if you get the vaccine you are facing the unknown of if you will have a reaction or no or if it will work as it should for you. If you refuse the  vaccine you are facing the possibility of the virus.

If you are in a bad relationship and want, need out, you are facing the unknown of where will you go, how will you survive? What to do? The unknown, can be frightening. It can be parallelizing.

That unknown can be faced and handled. Through strength, knowledge, courage, faith.

When we take the right steps, believe in ourselves, have faith, we can face the unknown and change it to the known.

About rebecca s revels

A writer, a photographer, a cancer survivor. An adventurer of the mild kind, a lover of the simple pleasures such as long walks and chocolate. A Christian unashamed of my faith and a friend who is dependable and will encourage readily. Author of three self published books with more waiting to find their way to paper. An advocate of good things, a fighter against wrongs.
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6 Responses to Facing the Unknown

  1. John says:

    I’m glad that you got your money back. Is there a handyman service there? Sometimes they can do the work at a better price. I use one service here occasionally. It’s been pouring rain here too and yesterday, love it!

    • A gentleman from the church came out and looked at the door and just shook his head at the guy not being able to install the new one. He was going to install the new one, but I had already sent it back. I bought a roll of screen wire so I’m going to turn it into a temporary screen door and later I’m going to a local business that can make the replacement glass for the door. But for now there’s no hurry.

      • John says:

        I had a feeling that there was something odd about that fella not being able to install your door… Maybe he just didn’t want to bother with it? A good glass company can easily replace your glass, I’ve done that back home with a local company.

      • It wasn’t him. You could tell by watching his attitude and body language that he really didn’t want to tell me he couldn’t do it. He kept hesitating, but in the end, to keep his position with the company safe, he had no choice. I don’t blame him at all. As it is, getting that money back will help pay my dental bill.. so it works out.

      • John says:

        I see. A home is like a boat, a hole in the water than one pours money into!

      • I drive a Jeep, Jeep… Just Empty Every Pocket.

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