It's Sunday. It's early. And I'm full of somber thoughts this morning. Should be a day of rest and regeneration. A day to slow down, relax, and get ready for the new week ahead.
so much tragedy has befallen on so many this week. Ike has destroyed so many lives, property, hopes, and dreams from Cuba to Texas leaving a trail of destruction so far and wide throughout the Carribean, along the Gulf coast and finally meandering inland. The horrific train crash in California, and another grim anniversary of September 11th has just passed us by.
My thoughts and prayers go out to all the victims and families of these sorrowful events.
For us in Southern Florida, the sun shines upon us today in the light of such loss to our neighbors in the aftermath of yet another destructive storm, but we remember Andrew, Katrina, Wilma, and Charley. We realize with every blow that develops out there in hurricane alley, it could be us. We know the stress. We know the tension. We know the loss.
I'd like to take a moment to ask everyone who reads this to gather anything that you no longer need, pack it up, and take it to the closest Disaster Relief Drop off point. So many need so much. And please don't forget the animals. Pets need help too. Like their human counterparts, they need foster homes. They need food, medicines, blankets, toys, etc.
Please, let's shine! Let's do whatever we can do to make a difference.