Carry out random acts of kindness, with no expectation of reward,
safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you...
Power has been fully restored in our building, more than many
can say right now. We no longer have to walk up and down
12 stories in order to go to the stores or to run errands. Elevators
are back up and running. Simple things we took for granted, but
when it's not there we realize how much we depend on them.
Many are still without power, water and a place to call
home right now. How long is anyone's guess before this
situation changes. Internet has also been restored.
All of this sounds very frivolous, but when you are without
for many days it makes for a different kind of living, but
in the big picture, it's not the worst either. We were
still OK compared to so many right now.
We continue to enjoy walks. We are able to find a place that
serves food, cold drinks. We look at the destruction through the eyes
of someone who does not have to deal with the heartache of starting over,
and yes we consider ourselves lucky and grateful. It was only eight days
after moving to Fort Myers that Hurricane Ian hit and destroyed.
Part of what makes America strong is its resilience, tenacity,
innovation and willingness to be optimistic about the future.
Yesterday was not a good day, and this has nothing to do
with Hurricane Ian. At least the first half of the day was not, later
on it got better. Today is a brand new day and will be better.
Resilience is accepting your new reality, even if
it's less good than the one you had before...