I did record two future episodes of Heart of Hope from two of my blog posts. I will record one more episode, for Heart of Hope, in a few hours then I will spend the rest of my day reading as I am preparing for what's ahead of me with my professional speaking career. While I have been a professional speaker for 8 years, I did have to take off 4 years to take care of a family member plus take care of my health after it had declined from lack of sleep for 13 months.
I am doing more recharging today. I am also reading some fabulous books which are adding to my knowledge and tool box for later use.
This morning, while walking my dog, I could feel a light breeze and hear the tree leaves rustling. This sound is very calming and relaxing for me.
I was thinking about how grateful I am for no longer living on the East Coast. I thought about moving back and when that door closed, I didn't give it a second thought. I remember living in Maryland with the power off during the winter time. I was grateful to have a fireplace to warm the living room, a sofa to sleep on and an outdoor grill to cook on. The gas stove had an electric starter so it wasn't of any use. The water was good to drink.
I am praying for the electricity to come back on for my friends or for them to be rescued as the flooding is so bad they are unable to get out to purchase food.
I had a friend ask me why my friends didn't evacuate. Hurricane Matthew had weakened and it wasn't expected for this hurricane to bring the destruction it did. So, evacuation wasn't sought. Also, there are people who are unable to afford evacuating. They have to pay for their own lodging and food when they relocate themselves during a storm. Not everyone has an emergency fund in place because there isn't any extra money left over at the end of the month with the constant rise of prices.
Let us remember people in need. If you can afford to help someone else, I hope you do. We all belong to the human tribe/race and let us build unity every day of our lives instead of hurting and using other people. Let us change this world to a better place one person at a time.