Do not take anything for granted — not one smile or one person or one rainbow or one breath, or one night in your cozy bed.�
After witnessing the devastation that has transpired recently, our heart goes out to those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Millions of homes and businesses without power, the US east coast is attempting to recover from the effects of floods, fires and power outages, and snow storms brought on by Hurricane Sandy.
ABC News has a great piece on ways you can help Hurricane Sandy victims. Organizations like the Red Cross don’t need canned goods and blankets — items like that require staff to process them. Right now they need CASH donations. To donate, visit www.redcross.org, call 800-Red-Cross or text the word “Redcross” to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
Blood drives have been cancelled and victims will need donations, so schedule an appointment to donate blood for those in New York and New Jersey if you can.
There are ways you can help, and ABC News has a list of others. Click there to find a charity you’d like to support.
Everyone who has been affected by Hurricane Sandy — please know we are thinking of you and sending you love, strength and solidarity.
If you woke up this morning with more health than illness, you are more blessed than the million who will not survive the week.
If you have food in your refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof over your head and a place to sleep, you are richer than 75 percent of the world.
If you have money in the bank or in your wallet, you are among the top 80 percent of the worlds wealthy.
If you hold up your head with a smile on your face and are truly thankful, you are blessed because the majority can, but most do not.�
Life throws some pretty fast curve balls, and in times of uncertainty, it’s easy to get swept up in what’s going wrong, and forget about what there is to be thankful for. I am the first to admit, I undeniably lose focus of what is important, and what I am sincerely thankful for. I get caught up in the daily mundane tasks at hand, take for granted that my husband and family will without exception be around, and assume I will take my next breath. Instead, I should appreciate what I do have, and those I still have with me. I must remember to be thankful for another day of health, and that there are those less fortunate that I could help, in some way.
With Thanksgiving fast approaching, we thought it would be appropriate to propose a personal challenge for everyone, for the month of November. The challenge is simple. Can you come up with something you are thankful for every day of the month? Just ask yourself the question, “What am I Thankful for today?” and whatever your first thought is, write it down. We are doing this challenge as well, so you are not alone. All we ask in return, is that you leave a comment on this post daily with your answer.
Live your life so that the fear of death can never enter your heart. When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the morning light. Give thanks for your life and strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. And if perchance you see no reason for giving thanks, rest assured the fault is in yourself. ~Chief Tecumseh, Shawnee Indian Chief
So, who is up for the challenge? See y’all tomorrow!!