It is evident that there will be storms. Weather storms and life’s storms. The dark, dreary days will come. Hopefully they will be few and far between. It is in those storms that we can appreciate the good days. The dark days are actually “training” days so that we can learn from the trials and consider them “training” to do better or do more.
I just read a quote by Fred Rogers, otherwise known as “Mr. Rogers.” He said that when he was a boy and would see scary things in the news, his mother would say “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”
My state of North Carolina is going to be affected this weekend by Hurricane Florence, and I’ve been thinking about what’s important in life. The unknown is always scary. It’s time to face the unknown and be the helper in the coming days. Broaden your circle and make sure that those around you, whether you know them or not, will be safe and secure.
Each trial, each dark day, whether a major hurricane or just a little rain, is an opportunity for you to embrace. You can ride out the storm or you can prepare in advance. The choice is yours. Preparedness builds confidence and brings peace knowing you have done all you can do. Regardless, you may need some reading material or a short list of supplies and things to consider. I have provided those below.
Staring From Scratch by Shelly L. Henderson
Emergency Supply List
Things to Consider