Perspective

October 23, 2007 at 3:55 am 3 comments

On Saturday, bomb blasts shook our house all day as the nearby military base “practiced.” Thoughts of daily life for people in Iraq or Israel or other violence-entrenched nations across the world reminded us of how peaceful our existence here is.

Today, fires rage and burn homes and land in communities around us. We’re locked in our home, together, windows closed and air purifier blasting. We’re fine. We’re packed just in case. Once again, we see how fortunate we are.

Nothing else matters but our health and safety — and being with the people we love. At the bottom line, there is no such thing as success without these elements.

* Addendum: We are leaving town.  Good thoughts to everyone in SoCal and a thousand thank you’s to the firefighters!!

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  • 1. motherreader  |  October 24, 2007 at 10:33 pm

    Gosh, hope everything is OK … you’re so right to know what matters most. Health and safety is so important!

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  • 2. Mrs. Jones  |  October 25, 2007 at 6:16 am

    Hey Megan… I heard (and felt) the blasts all day, too. It’s always so unnerving. Wish we could have gone with you. We’re still locked up avoiding the ash. Aaahh, perspective…

    Be well.

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  • 3. Heather  |  October 25, 2007 at 2:16 pm

    Just thinking of you- I hope your little girl is okay with her allergies and all that smoke.

    Hoping for your safety.

    Reply

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