It’s almost 4 days after Hurricane Irene.
My family and I live in New Jersey, where seven people have died so far.
My mom’s house is still without power.
My dad’s house is surrounded by water and unable to reach by car.
Why does it take a natural disaster to remind us how important electricity, mobility, and transportation are?
What else can we learn from Irene?
Count your blessings, again.
In a NY Times article out today, a Denville, NJ resident said:
“You watch TV and see those people in Mississippi with their stuff messed up,” said Josh Steed, a manager at Sogo Sushi House in Denville, N.J. “You never think it’ll be you.”
Floods happen to everyone. As do accidents, disasters, losses, terminal illnesses, and deaths.
Suddenly, your spilled coffee or nasal allergies don’t matter so much.
Sometimes we forget how good we have it.
Don’t worry though. Irene won’t be the last reminder we get about what really matters.
What can you be grateful for today?