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Tuesday, October 30, 2012
A storm like this teaches us all survival skills more than anything else. I think people who have been through and survived incredible experiences and who have been amazed by the fact that they survived something difficult or terrible become better at surviving whatever comes next. There is a saying, "Whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger". To some degree this is true. It isn't worrying about a problem that is the most difficult, it is actually surviving the problem no matter what we might think or say about it or even do about it. My father used to say, "a miss is as good as a mile". What this meant was if you were walking along a street and a car almost hit you and missed you by even 1/4 inch you were okay and the attitude was, 'A miss is as good as a mile'. In other words if you survived "don't sweat the small stuff". Things can be replaced but not your life or the lives of your loved ones. If you have each other and no one died things can be replaced but losing a loved one you cannot replace that ever. So, be grateful for everyone that survived this. Next time, we might not be as lucky. So, be grateful while we can. "Life is for the Living!"