Monday, January 18, 2010
Fighting my emotion, I can only imagine what the residents of Haiti must be experiencing. I know fear, grief and soul wrenching and can almost feel the human devastation from this far off. I am curiously quite prepped for a disaster, carrying with me numerous first aid supplies, food, water, blankets, clothing etc. It's an almost unconscious and ever growing eccentricity that allows me to explore the awful possibilities and how I will help in such an event, as I have before in '94.
I have travelled far and wide, together and alone and know that having some basics to hand and a little training can go a long way. To that end, my challenge for you today will be to ask how you can be more prepared, in strength, not fear or need. Get some first aid training, sign up with an organisation and serve with them, give monetary gifts to those who your heart is with and be at peace with the knowledge that you have the power to make a difference.