Yesterday was an awesome day….after 6 days of no power and daylight savings time heralding the early morn, I am happy to report I am back online today…I have power back at our house and I feel reborn. Silly though it may sound to you, this past week has been very difficult for me. We had a few trees down on our property, but within the neighborhood, we had many huge trees down, some completely blocking the road, many taking down power lines as they fell during Hurricane Sandy.
Surely, I am not alone in my trials and tribulations with Hurricane Sandy. In fact, I am in better shape than most having only lost power and thus two refrigerators and freezers of food. Our family has our health, our home and our pets with no damage to our home. We are blessed. I know we are and I am grateful for everything.
Unable to leave our home, our family settled in and bonded. We played Monopoly and Rummikub. We had my mom with us so we had lots of good chats, some tears for the loss of my dad and we bonded over memories. We snuggled under blankets, read books by the light of the sun (when we could) and we walked around with battery operated candles which made life safer with 2 cats who have no understanding of open flames.
We visited neighbors, bonded together while we helped eachother cut up and haul to the curb fallen trees. We shared news, we walked the neighborhood to expend nervous energy and we were just thankful for all of the little blessings.
Now that the power is back in our little alcove, we are looking to others to help them as they endure Hurricane Sandy’s wrath. The devastation is mind-blowing now that we have the ability to see on tv and on the internet what is happening locally. The sadness is truly heart-wrenching…
So please take this opportunity to count your blessings today…and always. Look around and help others when you can…be kind, reach out and give a helping hand to someone who needs it…and you will find that your life force, your blessings and your vibrations increase!
And in case you don’t know what Rummikub is…you’re missing out! It’s a family fun game!
Blessings to all of you!