Tuesday, September 06, 2005

The silver lining

As I've stated before, I'm an optimist. I have to find that one, lonely nugget of good that makes any bad situation seem bright. It's both a gift and a curse.

We have six kindergartens at my school. So far (in the past few days) we have one teacher whose father has died, one teacher who is at his dying mother's bedside, and we have another who has broken her foot.

Almost all of my class are ill with the crud that one of them so generously passed around last week.

There has been endless rain, and my classroom is leaking.

All I can say is that I thank God that I'm alive, my family are all safe, happy, and healthy. My home is cluttered, but still standing, and not underwater like some in neighboring states. I have food and water for my family, and I'm not displaced from my home, and living in a shelter.

I have air conditioning, sanitary water for drinking, and working services to my home. I think, at this point, all my worries about sniffly noses and "where are my shoes?" are "small stuff."

I thank God that I'm able to worry about the "small stuff", and not the "big stuff."

For all of the people whose lives were changed forever by Katrina, may you soon be able to worry again about the "small stuff." We wish you love, hope, blessings, and pray that you can put this horrific experience behind you. For those of you that lost family members -- we grieve with you. We will not let them be forgotten. We promise that.

39 comments:

Yankee T said...

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Todays inspirational quote:

"Every man who accomplishes things sees first in his mind what he wishes to do. He puts away all doubt. It makes no difference how small or how large the thing you want to do may be; if you have an unlimited confidence in your ability to do it, you will do it. "

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Running2Ks said...

Beautiful, and something so many people forget tragedy overwhelms. The small stuff is the stuff everyone deserves. I really hope that the big nightmare ends for so many!

peripateticpolarbear said...

cool post.

blutasia said...

Wow.

ccw said...

What a beautiful post!

halloweenlover said...

Great post, I have the same wish.

But the spammer comment really made me laugh.

KLee said...

It was rather in keeping with the theme, though, wasn't it? I think I'll leave it in. :) I have not, unlike some of you, been overrun with spam yet. (This is NOT an invitation, spammers!) If it gets to be too much, I will turn the word verification on.

Here's hoping everyone on my blogroll and world-wide, for that matter, only has to worry about the "small stuff."

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