I would like to break away from the standard blog post today, and take a moment to reflect on the recent natural disasters of late. Namely Hurricane Harvey and Irma.
Both storms came in like a wrecking ball, so to speak. They left death and destruction in their wake, tearing families apart and displacing millions. They truly were magnificent beasts to be feared. However, despite their ferocity, they did do one thing great.
They brought people together.
The internet is loaded with tons of photos and videos of people saving other people, and even pets. These are a huge inspiration in regards to humanity's will to persevere.
I want to say thank you to those who reached out and stepped up for humanity's sake. And not just the rescuers, but those who were (and still are) behind the scenes working hard to ensure a successful cleanup and recovery, as well as those who have sheltered others from the storms.
If there is one thing a catastrophe does, is it teaches and shows us that all life is subject to disaster. No matter who you are. But true beauty and a glimpse into the human soul is gleaned when we all come together to conquer whatever is thrown our way.
To those who found themselves in either hurricane, you have my sincerest sympathy, and I hope you find yourselves back on your feet soon. I know there are things you may have lost that you can never replace. But remember...YOU are not replaceable to someone out there, and that's what counts.
Feel free to comment with your favorite stories where humanity unites in the face of adversity.