Have you ever witnessed the path of destruction caused by a severe hurricane? It is amazing what kind of damage a bad hurricane can cause. Recently here in the United stated Hurricane Florence caused a lot of flooding and damage to the Carolinas. I didn’t get to see it personally, but I heard a lot about it. Many years ago Hurricane Hugo crashed into the Carolinas and and changed a lot of it. I actually went down to Sumter, South Carolina after Hugo had landed and was amazed at how bad things were. Can you imagine all the trees were “curved and bent to the right?” This was one of the first things I saw when I went down there. Next there were traffic lights blocking the middle of the road. They had been blown off their posts. There were people staggering around (because they had lost access to water, which will sometimes happen during a hurricane). If you can imagine this, just try to go a whole day “without using any water in any way.” Most of us take water for granted, but when we lose access to it our whole world changes. The lack of water can change our mentalities. People were looting because they felt desperate. If you have never experienced the impact of a bad hurricane then you are truly lucky. Mother Nature doesn’t necessarily have to have only hurricanes. There are tsunamis, volcano eruptions and even earthquakes. No matter how safe you may think you are, the wrath of Mother Nature can wreck your entire existence in a day. Be thankful for all you have, and whenever they tell you that a bad storm is coming your way, take the proper precautions for it. The life you save just could be “your own.” Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought, and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.
Brett Jolly and Stephanie Mills