Let’s Make Sure the Bones Are Good

Life’s hard. No one’s going to dispute it. The problem is that you’re constantly put through the test. Storms, political elections, fights over who gets the last donut in the box…whatever it is that may be creating turmoil in your life, you have to make sure the bones are good. Otherwise, it all starts to fall apart. Next thing you know, you’re picking up the pieces of your life (or your house). Imagine if you could avoid that entirely.

The good news is that there are plenty of ways to make sure the bones are good (through every aspect of your life).



Never Lose Hope

Roy T. Bennett once said, “Never lose hope. Storms make people stronger and never last forever.” He also said not to be pushed around by the fears in your mind. It seems that he may be onto something, so just remember that no storm will last forever.

Think about how Texas is always able to dust itself off and come out on top. Think about how Minnesota waits for the snow to melt and suddenly there’s a new day. Life isn’t easy, but if you have hope, you can find the rainbow through all of the rain.

strong home

If you find that there are people in your life who never lose hope, cling to them. Let them show you the path to staying hopeful so that fear doesn’t take over your entire being.

Often, it’s about harboring gratitude. You have to remind yourself of all that you have and all that is going right in your life. Maybe you lost your job but maybe you hated that job. Maybe you got into a fight with your significant other but you know that the two of you will kiss and make up before the night is over.

Hope is what allows you to move forward. It’s what allows you to smile and push through the struggles that come your way. It’s not always easy to find the silver lining, but it’s there. Dig deep to find the hope and see how the storm will blow right over without rattling you too much.

Smooth Seas Do Not Make Skillful Sailors

Imagine if all you ever had to do was deal with the easy way. Sure, it would mean that your life has been a breeze up until now, but what happens when you do hit a rough patch? You need to know how to overcome it – and that comes from experience.

Skillful sailors are skillful because they’ve had to deal with the rough waters. They know how to navigate the rough patches. If they’ve only dealt with smooth seas, they’re hardly skilled. They wouldn’t know how to deal with things as soon as the seas start to swell.

stormy seas

Life is all about knowing how to navigate the waters. Sometimes they’re rougher than others.

If you’re thrown a curveball, you need to know how to deal with it. Children, stress from work, a global pandemic. They’re all curveballs. When you can learn to work with what you’re pitched, it makes for an easier life. Sometimes it just takes a little practice. You don’t want to throw yourself out into the middle of a storm for fun, but as you find yourself in the middle of them, you’ll figure out how to expertly navigate yourself out of them, too.

No one wants to have a nervous breakdown. It’s why you have to equip yourself with some patience and some resilience. It’s all about developing the right bones. After all, you have to learn from yesterday, live for today, and hope for tomorrow.

Stay Put in the Storms

There’s a good reason why relationship counseling exists. There’s a reason why premarital counseling is highly recommended. While there is always dumb luck in how people get together, you want to make sure there are no cracks in the foundation. When you’re with someone, you want to make sure you’re able to weather any storm.

Temptations in the workplace? An empty nest? Boredom with one another? A breakdown in communication? There are lots of things that can test a relationship. You need to know that there are no cracks in the foundation of your relationship to ensure that you’re able to make it through any storm that may come your way.

Over the course of a relationship that lasts 10 years, 20 years, 50 years, there are going to be storms. When there are cracks in the foundation, the storm is going to expose more of those cracks until you’re left with nothing. Those cracks will often get worse after each and every storm. So, you either fix them or you move to avoid those cracks in the foundation. That may mean that you have to come to the realization that you’re not with the one you’re meant to be with.

strong family

The good news is that when the bones are good, the rest don’t matter.

When the bones are good, you know it. You’re happy. Your relationship is solid. You have a good job that you love. You have ways to enjoy your life to the fullest, whether it’s fishing in the rivers of Texas or it’s snowmobiling down the hills of Minnesota.

Make Sure Your House Doesn’t Fall

Your house can fall literally or figuratively. Your goal should be to prevent either from happening.

If your house literally falls apart, you’re left homeless. You may also have one heck of a home insurance claim in the works. It’s not just your home, though. It’s every other building of importance. A pole barn is a common way to add storage to your property. It can be the workspace you need to pursue your hobbies. It can even be used as a greenhouse, a darkroom, or even a hunting cabin.

Your business is a part of your house, too. Pole barns are being used as self-standing buildings for restaurants, craft stores, and more. It ensures that you focus on your bones being good without having to worry about the integrity of all of the other businesses connected to yours, such as the case with strip malls.

It’s not just about the literal falling of a house, though.

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If you go through a divorce, your house is figuratively falling apart. The same can be said if you lose your job, get sick, or encounter any kind of loss. When these things happen, it’s not only difficult to maintain hope but it’s hard to pick up the pieces.

You can get relationship counseling, look for a better job, and focus on your health. The bones have to be good if you want the storms to pass overhead.

While it’s not always easy to know if the bones are good, you do what you can. At Sherman Pole Buildings, we can’t help you with any of the figurative aspects of your house. However, if you want to make sure your home (or any exterior building) isn’t going to literally fall apart, we have you covered.

Our pole barns are fully customizable to meet your needs. The post-frame buildings can be used to construct anything from homes to storage sheds to airplane hangars to municipal buildings. If you’re concerned about the bones, there’s no need to be. We have years of experience and offer a 30-year limited structural warranty with every building that we construct.

This must be the place

The paint may peel over time and the glass may even shatter, but you won’t have to worry about cracks in the foundation. It ensures that you’re in good standing within your Sherman Pole Building. As you read the reviews and come to learn about our reputation, you’ll know that you can depend on us in Minnesota, Texas, or anywhere else we’ve been building our metal buildings.