In the last several days my state has been pounded by a Hurricane. It has been devastation like we have never seen. During the storm and still today, there are flooded areas, down trees, roads closed, and people without electricity or a home.
After riding around a little today as well in the last couple of days, my mind has wandered. I have thought about all the people who have loss everything they have. I have thought about people who now find themselves homeless or living in a shelter because it is unsafe to go back home. I have thought about the people who are still without power as of today.
It’s a lot to think about. It’s very emotional.
I have thought about all the things I have. Do I really need all these things? Do I really need all these pillows. throws, dishes, crafts, clothes, shoes, furniture……..???? I could go on and on but I’ll stop.
I believe it is possible to live with less. I’m not going to say I enjoyed going without power a few days (I did have a generator so we were better than most). But we spent more time together. We played cards. We made memories. We prayed and worried about others.
Sometimes these disasters can make us see life in a different perspective. I know it sure has me. What about you? Have you a change in your thinking?
I’ve decided I really need to think twice before buying another pair of shoes, or another top. I’ve also decided its more about relationships and memories than about items.
I’ve also decided life is too short. I’ve decided it’s time to live life to the fullest. It’s time for me to do all the things I just think about doing. It’s time for me to make the most of each day.
Is there something you have put off? Is there something you want to do?
What’s stopping you? Get out and do it!!!
3 The floods have lifted up, O Lord, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their waves.
4 The Lord on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, yea, than the mighty waves of the sea.