Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The Power of Water
Today's high winds and the show being put on out on Lake Michigan are our little brush from Sandy, a storm that made landfall a thousand miles from here, yet is giving us a little tap on the shoulder, so we can acknowledge her presence.
Water is to be appreciated and it's power should not taken for granted. We learned first hand, and were awed, by how something as simple as water can be so devastating when our other house flooded in 2008. Yet, that was just us, individuals, who fortunately had a network of amazing friends who rallied around us to help us through.
Nothing puts personal struggles in perspective like seeing this massive storm and what water, that basic building block of life, can do to the entire Eastern Seaboard of our country including much of it's infrastructure. What would you do if your support system was also going through what you were?
Thankfully, my family in New Jersey has no power, but is safe and hasn't suffered any major damage. There are so many others who were not as fortunate. If you are inspired by the urge to help go to the American Red Cross website and donate, or you can text the word STORM to 80888 to make a $10 donation.