A few years ago, I drove the Oz man up north from Texas to spend the summer with his Pa in Minnesota. We took a different route this time so I could spend the weekend with my BFF from forever in Columbia, Missouri. This was the first time we took this route so the unfamiliar roads were a far cry from the oft traveled 35W North. We were somewhere in the middle of nowhere, Missouri when I noticed tons of garbage and debris on both sides of the Highway. I thought, ‘Geez people, take some pride in your land. Clean up.’ And away I went.
A while down the road it hit me, I just went through the outskirts of Joplin weeks after their devastating tornado. I’MaBitch. Fact.
I felt horrible. It was a life lesson in that no matter how busy or stressful my little life is, I need to keep in mind what’s going on around me.
Yesterday was another reminder. So while I sit here and stress about everything that is fairly easy and rewarding to find solutions for, there are others who’s solutions are far, far away.
We’ll keep those folks on our minds today while we appreciate that many of our problems aren’t quite so mountainous.
With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.