I was in Puerto Rico just after Hurricane Irma, and just before Hurricane Maria. Being there really had me thinking about how we often take our health and safety for granted.
The islands near Puerto Rico incurred vast devastation from Hurricane Irma and Puerto Rico was destroyed by Hurricane Maria. Combine this with the 7.1 magnitude earthquake that hit Mexico – leaving so many dead – it was a wake-up call for all of us.
We now have the hurricane Florence. A few days ago, this storm sent a tree came crashing down onto a house in Wilmington, North Carolina, where a family of three were caught inside the home. Emergency responders worked for hours to try and save them. But, in the afternoon, authorities sadly confirmed that a woman and her infant daughter were dead. The two were the first known deaths attributed to Florence. The father was taken to a local hospital. A group of firefighters who had rushed to the scene was shaken. They knelt outside the home in a circle and began to pray.
We take our health and safety for granted. Every day that we are safe and sound can be the happiest day of our life – if we choose to make it so. The happiest day is when you have an awakening to this realization!