Today is supposed to be beautiful here. Sunny skies, a beautiful sunset this morning, 80 degrees for the high, light breezes, just perfect. And then…
Cool down, 20 mph winds, rain, and even snow with temps in the lower 30’s. Maybe even blizzard conditions. What a radical change! How does one ever adapt to this type of environment? Nothing stays the same. The plants don’t know what to do. I don’t know if I should fire up the Air Conditioner or the Heater. I turn on the air conditioner because I left the heater on and it is way too hot. It is very confusing!
And then, it makes me think. For many, this is just like life. One minute things can be rolling along just perfect, and then, Whammo, life happens and things just seem to fall apart and no one knows whether to turn on the AC or the Heater. It can occur around a disaster in life. A unexpected death in the family, a naturally occurring disaster, a bad report from the doctor, or whatever it is that hits you right between the eyes. Everyone will go through something like this in their life. You can’t live and not experience these types of roller coaster rides. No one said life was fair, and no one said it was going to be easy. My wonderment is watching how people react to these experiences. Some become religious, some will hide, and some accept it and are ready for the next.
My thought around this subject is this. In Emergency management, there is a disaster preparedness plan. In life, people just take what is thrown at them and many are not sure what to do in the event of a disaster. It is unfamiliar territory after all. Have you ever thought about how you would take the news of a storm? Are you prepared?