If things are tough, remember that every flower had to go through a whole lot
of dirt to get there. So do not grieve about a bitter experience. The present
is slipping by while you are regretting the past and worrying about the future.
Regret will not prevent tomorrow’s sorrows; it will only rob today of its strength.
We dodged a bullet last night. At about 8 pm we heard an explosion and our power began to flicker. My son and I looked at each other with that 'well, this is it' look, but we never lost power. My son and I remained glued to the television for most of the night, and when I did go to bed, sleep was a long time coming. My emotions are running high this morning. The tears of sadness flow. My city has been decimated. Lives have been lost, homes destroyed. The subways may be down for weeks.
I am blessed. I have my power. I have food to eat. I have my family. I've not been able to reach my co-worker in Staten Island, and I understand they were hit very hard. I pray for the safety of her, her husband, and their little doggy. Please let them be safe.
We knew this was coming. They have been talking about it for years. Our public officials handled it to the best of our ability. I commend them and those who are now working on the front lines. Now the rebuilding begins.