As the news and images roll out of Houston, my heart grows heavy with sadness. Hurricane Harvey has wreaked havoc leaving destruction and chaos in its wake. I can’t help but think of all of the people who have lost their homes – and some even their lives – due to the storm.
Do we have to know someone in need to help? No. The people who vacated their homes and those who stayed are just like all of us. They get up, drink their coffee or tea, grumble about it being Monday and begin their daily trek through lives similar to ours. They make the kids lunches, they play with their pups and they wish it was time to come home. Let’s face it, that pretty much describes your Monday, right?
We are humans, each connected to one another. Souls trudging through our days, all wanting pretty much the same things. When you sit in your comfy chair tonight, flicking through the channels, muttering about “nothing good on this bloody t.v.” think of those who have lost their homes. When you complain about leftovers for dinner tonight, think about those who have nothing to eat. When you lay in your bed, tossing and turning, remember those who have no bed to sleep in.
Share a quiet compassion. Human to human. Donate what you can and help those in need. Here’s a great place to start: www.redcross.org.