I feel like Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz…truly…it’s been one thing after another here for this Jersey Gal. Hurricane Sandy last week gave us downed trees, power outages, loss of food, loss of life ~ not to mention destruction of property in overwhelming proportions. Sandy devastated the surrounding areas and many, including my sister and Mom are still without power. Now I know that we can’t compare Sandy to Andrew or Katrina…but still…and she arrived on Monday October 29th.
One week later, on Monday November 5th, we had an earthquake in Ringwood, NJ ~ just one week after Sandy hit…which personally I didn’t feel where I live. A 2.0 magnitude which was reportedly heard as a loud boom for those awake at 1am in the morning. For an area which is still power deprived, still cleaning up after Hurricane Sandy, I just can’t imagine the fright that the earthquake gave those who felt it.
And then, last night…just two days later, a Nor’Easter hit us. A Nor’Easter is defined as a macro storm blowing in from the northeast. Weathermen had been telling us that we would experience heavy rains and high winds in my area…instead, we received a heavy mantle of white snow to the tune of 5 inches at my home which was pretty to watch as it came down, but only if you were happily bundled in a warm home with heat and food. Luckily for us, we have power, I had made homemade chicken soup and we had heat and each other.
It’s the simple things in life my friends.
Shelter, food and love and not necessarily in that order…but for now, yes, in that order.
So I’m asking for help here…not for myself but for those who need it…for those who’ve lost everything. The Red Cross is a charitable, well-known, hard-working group who are here, providing water, shelter, clothing, blood for hospitals and funds for those who need it. Perhaps you would like to help but don’t know what you can do…below please find some links ~ you can donate from your cell phone by texting ~ you can donate blood for those who need it ~ you can donate online if you choose.
If you can’t do any of the above, then I simply ask that you take a moment to give…
Thanks for the littlest to the biggest blessings that you have in your life.
From shelter and food, to love and family…to health, to wealth and to an abundance of clean, fresh air that we breathe…to water, to blankets, to smiles and to heartfelt hugs which are abundant when you choose.
Click below to…
Be thankful, be generous…be blessed.
Thank you from my heart.