Our lives have been disrupted, even for those who did not lose anything to the floods (my family and home are safe), but not nearly as much as those who were in the direct path. But when I feel like things are hard, this is what I want to remember.
Taking detours is annoying...but I am thankful that most roads were not destroyed and that we can still get around, and I can pray for the crews working around the clock to fix them, and for the police and other first responders working to keep us all safe.
Boiling water is getting old...but I am thankful that we still have water and that *all* I have to do to be able to use it is boil it, and I can pray for the city workers who are throwing all their energy and resources at the problem.
The news outlets don't always get it right...but I am thankful for the love and care they are showing for our community, and I can pray for the reporters working long hours and going without sleep to make sure we know what we need to.
The stores don't always have what I am looking for...but I am thankful that one reason is because people are buying supplies to give away to others who have lost everything, and I can pray for the shelters and food pantries to have what they need to serve others.
Events are being rescheduled and relocated and that messes with my calendar...but I am SO thankful for the way the community is focusing as one on relief efforts and putting other things off until we are ready for them, and I can pray for the community leaders who have so much on their plate right now as they make tough choices for the good of our city and state.
There is SO much good happening right now. I hope we will stay focused on that, and not on the negatives, especially as the immediate crisis recedes with the flood waters and life gets back to our new normal.
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