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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Carpe diem: why you should!

Yesterday and last night were harrowing for many people in the SouthEast.  A series of tornadoes tore a path from Mississippi to New York.  This particular tornado is reported to have been over a mile wide and to have remained on the ground for 200 miles and 6 plus hours.

In my part of North Georgia we were under a tornado watch, but where we live, it really only rained hard.  As far as I can tell, we didn't lose any trees or suffer any damage.  I have one Asiatic lilly that was semi-uprooted, and that is all.  How is this possible, when some folks have nothing left to salvage?  The death toll in Alabama is over 131 and counting; Georgia is reporting loss of life, as well.  I just received a call from an uncle who lives in SouthEast New Mexico.  They are experiencing wildfires, particularly due to the fact that they've had absolutely no rain since last September.  A lot of his acreage is burned, but his home, thankfully, is intact.  They have lost a home to fire in the past.

Crises put many things into perspective...life is exquisitely fragile and the future is uncertain.  We should never wait for tomorrow to begin reaching for our goals and to seek to fulfill our dreams.  For some, tomorrow may never arrive.

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