Hello All, if you are in the south, you know that we are dealing with an unprecedented winter weather event. If you are in Texas, you know that many of us are dealing with power outages, no water and no heat.
I had planned on starting a new blog series this week on trust but decided to take this time to reflect a little bit on how things can change so quickly.
I have seen several meme’s out there saying something to the effect of, “I am tired of living through unprecedented times”. This is a true statement.
Over the last year, we have dealt with a worldwide pandemic, civil unrest, political chaos.
So, you’d think that a little snow wouldn’t be a problem, right? In theory that would be correct but when the snow and freezing temperatures lead to power outages, which lead to not being able to use our water (if it hasn’t frozen to begin with) and not having gas to run the heaters – things can get pretty bad, pretty quick.
This time has made me more aware of many things.
- I am so completely blessed. Most of us are. Actually, if you are reading this blog post on your computer or phone, you are totally blessed too. There are many people out there that do not have the common luxuries that we take for granted.
- Things really can change in a blink of an eye.
- In my home, where I have been dealing with rolling blackouts and sketchy internet is a million times better than what a homeless person is dealing with.
- Seeing how people are opening up their homes to allow people in need to come stay with them gives me hope in a very sweet way. I know of one family that has 12 people in a 2 bedroom apartment.
Even in this winter storm chaos, there really are many things to be thankful for. I would encourage you to write down a few of the things you are thankful for and see how your perspective changes.
If there is something you can do to help someone, do it. If you need help, reach out and ask for it. There are warming stations across the metroplex. Call 211 from your smartphone and they can guide you to the place nearest you.
The really crazy thing to me is that by Friday or Saturday things will be “back to normal”. However, I pray that my new perspective will remain and I do a better job of helping when I can while being aware of how completely blessed I truly am.
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