Happy Halloween, all!
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy
, I want to send my thoughts and well wishes to all those affected by the rain, wind, and flooding.
I know it's the wrong holiday, but I want to take a moment to talk about thankfulness
. Disasters like this ought to make us stop and think
about how lucky
we are for what we have. When we are at risk (or do
) lose power, water, heat, or worse--food and shelter, we are reminded of how fortunate we are otherwise.
Gretchen Rubin explains it well in her blog post, On Awaiting the Arrival of Hurricane Sandy
. She writes what I've been feeling. We are so lucky
. I was in danger, but I am fine, and so, too, are those I love. I am thankful for continued health and safety, power and shelter. The massive losses of such things make me feel so grateful.
So I'm daring you to remember
, too: Be grateful for the everyday
, for the normal
, for the things we often take for granted.
Stay safe and dry, and have a happy Halloween!