Here is Jersey, it has been a mess. I was without power for two days. My four kids wandered about the house in the dark all day but did not seem to be phased by it at all. I wore two layers of clothing then took turns with their dad, pacing back and forth to the front window. My neighborhood didn't get the worse of it but I still sat in the house anxious and feeling low. Then, the lights came on. I turned on the news to see people standing in three feet of water, a mother who lost her two children who were swept away and an entire Long Island town that was burned to the ground. Needless to say, I had no reason to feel anything but gratitude and deeply humbled.
To those who will spend the next few weeks attempting to put the pieces back together, you are in my prayers. Most of all, I am praying that positivity finds you at every turn. It is easy to sink into an abyss of sadness right now but there is nothing there but more sadness. Find an inkling of happiness anywhere you can during this time. The best way to feel better is to make it your business to make someone else feel better. Kind words, a rub on the shoulder, a hug, a friendly talk about nothing or everything....anything will do.
We will get through this by taking care of each other.
It's about meaningful work that means something to YOU.
Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,