Peeping through the blinds of the living room window, I see the snow on the ground. This photo was taken during the snow of January 2018. I remember being so glad that I had heat, and if the power should happen to fail, I had the fireplace as a second source of heat.
This morning (December 2018) we have a forecast of possible snow for the weekend. I awakened at 1:30 a.m. and felt the cold on the tip of my nose. I wrapped the blanket around me to ward off the cold as I scampered to adjust the thermostat on the wall. The child “inside” is looking forward to enough snow to play in…The adult me knows that the beauty of snow has an ugly side. Snow is a dangerous thing for those who are not prepared for it do to, ability, income, and homelessness.
I am a big believer in donating to shelters, Red Cross, and to other causes that are supposed to help the needy. My husband and I help people directly, because as you know, there are always people who will be left out for one reason or another. These days, we, never know when WE may be on the receiving end of needing help.
The blessings of abundance are many times taken for granted…until they are gone. Every year, there are people all over the world (USA included) who lose homes and possessions to fire, flood, landslides, earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, and other major events. These people will find themselves standing in line for help. As we know, insurance agencies do not cover everything, IF they will even help at all (loopholes). So all we really have is each other.
ALL WE REALLY HAVE IS EACH OTHER! Regardless of status, ethnicity, nationality, political standing, or whatever system is used to classify people, all we really have is…each other.
In my blog archives (September 28, 2017) I wrote a poem titled “STANDING IN LINE”. It is as true today as it was then. Take a moment to read it. Thank you!