We were supposed to be at a better place by now and some of us thought we were. Turn the page, and Summer’s Heat caused violent storms across the U.S. Very dark, flat and low cloud formations covered the sky resembling ribs of bevelled glass.
Hundreds of thousands of people now without electricity and water. Homes again destroyed. Yet the spirit of man found solace, and sometimes humor, in doing what you can to get through the day. Neighbors with chain saws personally cut through large fallen tree limbs to permit traffic to move though the street.
So many tree limbs fell through roofs of homes, or onto cars, whether parked or in motion. People were unable to move out of harm’s way. Then the Sun came out.
So we do what we can do. We help one another. We clean up. We prioritize. We don’t blame. We take each step to see solutions. We move forward. We learn to do without. We keep our emotions in check because it is easier to do so when the “worst” is over. We choose to act the way we Want to be Known As.
Kind thoughts to all who are finding courage within themselves this week. Your far away neighbors are thinking of you.
“Jo Ann” M. Radja, Career Management Coach & Change Agent. July 2, 2012