Today is just kind of a follow-up of some of the replies from yesterday.
It sure sounds like most of us are in the frame of mind when it comes to being prepared. I guess that is why we are all here.
I, for one, don't want to be an ostrich and have my head in the sand. I want to be aware and alert and prepared. It seems so many people just don't get it - or they don't want to. IT WON'T HAPPEN TO ME - a prevalent attitude today.
I said yesterday in reply to someone - we are more alike than different. It doesn't matter where we live or what we do for a living - we want our families to be safe and strong and we want the assurance of what 'normalcy' we can scrape together.
I loved this saying the second I saw it. So true. Quit waiting for things to go back to normal - that may never happen. Normal will be different from this day forward.
Instead - learn to DANCE - or thrive with what you have and the difficulties you are given.
It can be anything. Losing a spouse, monetary abilities change, job gone, health issues, weather predicaments, etc.
There are just some things we can not change - believe me, I would have if I could have. We need to learn that our lives change over and over during our years here on earth. We have to learn and move forward. That doesn't mean you aren't sad or that you aren't mourning that change.
It just means that we all have to learn a new DANCE at different times in our lives.
Most of us here, like that simpler lifestyle. We know what to do if **IT hits the fan. We are prepared as well as we can be.
Nothing at all wrong with that. It is smart.
I am a true believer that lifestyles in general are going to change. I think society is heading for a step or three backwards. I, for one, find that comforting!!! I think life was better in years past - easier NO - but better.
I am so happy to be a part of this community of fantastic, caring, and thoughtful people. We all seem to be encouraging each other in so many ways. That is what the world needs more of right now. I wish we could bottle up the "love and communion" we have here and spread it every where.
I want you to know how much I appreciate each of you. Thank you for being here.
Don't be hard on yourself - remember you can't be everywhere for everyone - just be somewhere for those that matter.
Be versatile, adept, and endeavor to persevere.