As I was preparing for Irma’s impending arrival, I started to ask myself questions– What really matters to me? What do I cherish? What will I save if there’s a flood? Who is worried about me that I need to reassure? Who should I add to my prayer list?
Throughout the long, dark, scary night of the storm, and the challenging eight days without power, air conditioning, phones & internet which followed– these questions evolved into a conversation I’ve been having with myself.
It’s a conversation about soul-growth, resiliency and keeping hope in my heart. About Perspective & Positivity & looking for the blessing in every situation.
It’s a conversation about using my talents to make a difference in the world. About seeking connection to something greater than myself.
It’s a conversation about dedication, integrity and compassion. About reaching out in love and seeing a spark of holiness in every living thing.
It’s about community.
It’s about gratitude.
It’s about LOVE.
It’s a conversation I plan to continue– and I invite you to join me in digging deep to determine your core values, and then letting those values shine through your actions. Feel free to share your thoughts on this by leaving a comment.
For the hundreds of people who expressed concern, THANK YOU for your prayers and supportive messages; they mean a lot to me. If you have friends or relatives in Florida (or Houston), I encourage you to reach out and see how they are.
Statewide, Irma left 6.7 million Florida homes and businesses without power; although 6 million customers have power again, there are still hundreds of thousands who are suffering in the hot Florida weather. Even those with power long for a sense of ‘normalcy’ to return; for roads to be passable; gas to be available; internet and cell towers to be more accessible. My prayer is that we have time to rebuild without needing to worry about other hurricanes.
PS We got power back on Sunday; I feel very blessed to be writing my blog from my computer at home…