Friday, September 09, 2005

Hurricane Katrina

I am sure there are thousands of blogs on the Hurricane Katrina Disaster... well, here is Maria Lesetz's take on this tragedy.

Something like this is a constant reminder to me that life is so precious and that there are so many things that we take for granted in our lives. Any day, something like this can happen in any one of our lives and then what? Will our priorities change in life? Will we look at things differently? Will this tragedy change your life (even if you were not directly impacted by it? I know that it has given me a huge perspective on what I prioritize in my life and what I am grateful for... my loved ones, my health, the roof over my head.

As far as the politics of this whole disaster... I don't understand why it took so long for help to be sent to these areas! Seeing those pictures on TV, I thought I was looking at another country --NOT the United States of America! It's a shame that it took that long for help to arrive. It didn't take that long in Florida. It didn't take that long in NY on 9/11. Yes, it begs the question... why did it take SO long for this tragedy? To me... people are people. We are all humans and deserve the same treatment and respect. Yes, reality is such that we are all not treated equal... that's where the tragedy lies.

Oprah Winfrey's special show really opened my eyes to what people were dealing with in the areas that were affected by Hurricane Katrina. It broke my heart and made me shake my head in disbelief.

And what does any of this have to do with my Lovin' Life Blog? A lot... we should all be grateful for what we have, be Lovin' Life Now in the moment and reach out to our fellow Americans that have been impacted by this tragedy and help them in some way, shape or form. When it comes down to it... there is a common thread between all of us (no matter what race, religion, financial status, etc.) -- we all have the same basic needs and desires in life. Let's help each other!

I do believe that it is possible for any of the people to come out stronger as a result of this tragedy. I heard one man say "Thank God I am alive, I don't know why this happened, but God has a plan and I will get through this and be fine." As I always say, Attitude is everything... it's the basis and the main ingredient determining how you are going to experience your life. For those of you that know me, I view the challenges in my life as "Just Another Bump In the Road" ... well, this tragedy is definitely bigger than just a "bump", however, even if it feels like the tallest mountain in the world.. it can be climbed and conquered!

Sending out my blessings and positive thoughts and wishes to all those affected by Hurricane Katrina!

Warmest Regards,
Maria Lesetz
Lovin' Life
America's #1 Motivational Speaker for people with Chronic Health Conditions


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