Don’t Wait for Hurricane Season to Find the True Meaning of Life
As the hurricane season looms and I think about the tragedy and devastation of the 2005 hurricane season, I cant help but realize how much we take for granted.
Its easy to appreciate life when things are going great. And as the distance of time separates me from the last hurricane season, I realize how easy it is to stop appreciating the simple and most important things in life a drink of water, my husbands smile.
Why is it that we lose sight of these things until a crisis brings them into sharp focus? My moms untimely death from breast cancer made me face my own mortality. At age 35 I scheduled my first breast biopsy. When I learned that everything was fine I was grateful for every breath I took.
There is nothing like an impending crisis to make you realize how much you take for granted. During the evacuation prior to Hurricane Rita, I closed my company and, like many of my friends, collected those belongings essential to my life (its amazing how few really are essential) and packed them into our car. My husband Tom and I took what may have been one last look at our home and...