Oct 8, 2022

Saturday October 8th ~πŸ’ž

 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...