A Moment to Reflect  

frogger1995 39F
4342 posts
9/1/2005 4:35 pm

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

A Moment to Reflect

Today the first busloads of evacuees arrived in Houston. They are being shipped to a location that is literally within walking distance of my home. Especially after my last wildly self-indulgent (but entertaining) post, I feel it’s a shame to be so blithe about life when so many people are suffering. As I write this hundreds of people are dead and thousands more are separated from family that may or may not be dead. This is a part of the country that could least afford such a tragedy and will have a harder time recovering because of it.

As the names of the states that were hit the hardest were mentioned, I sat in awe realizing that my own (adoptive) state could have easily been next in line. Houston is only five hours from New Orleans, and yet the weather here is actually slightly better than it has been all summer. It’s humbling to think how easy everything you know and love can be taken away. I think such an overwhelming concept deserves some respect.

Therefore I am dedicating this one post to a moment of reflection. We should all take a moment of silence for those individuals who were unable to leave the hazardous areas and paid for it with their life or the lives of their family. We should also think about those who have lost every posession they own and reflect on all that we have and take time to consciously appreciate it.

Whether you are an active reader of my blog or this is your first time reading this, do not think of this as a guilt trip. Take one night to digest what I’ve said and then continue with life, keeping in mind how you can step up to help those who are still alive and struggling to continue with their own life. I certainly plan to; after all refection alone does not help the living.

the1forthenight 33M
55 posts
9/1/2005 6:19 pm

This is the worst tragedy that I have ever witnessed. The news footage has me in depressed state. I could go on and on about this subject, but I will just continue to pray for those that past away in those cities and for those who are stuck with out help in a city of anarchy.

bigman48002 60M
19 posts
9/1/2005 7:51 pm

You are wise beyond your years and 100% correct. We should be thankful such a disaster did not hit us. We need to give our money, food, clothing and more than anything else our prayers. I cannot begin to imagine what these people are going through. Families, houses, jobs and a lifestyle we take for granted; all gone in a matter of hours. God help them.

wannaplay862 52M

9/1/2005 8:11 pm

It just does not seem real. It is only 6 hours away and yet so many people are suffering. It is hard to believe than nature can be so savage sometimes...

freetime648 52F

9/2/2005 12:39 am

Frogger, it is so amazing how things like this happens over and over.....My heart goes to all inflicted by this tragedy also!

xx FREETIME648 xx

rm_bigmike9994 46M

9/2/2005 9:32 am

i thought this country saw something that was done by man and never thought we would have to live through it again in only a short amount of time(9/11). Now seeing this, a natural disaster, and basically we have no control over shows you how life can not be taken for granted. Frogger i feel for you because i live only about 1hr 1/2 from the WTC and i wanted my deparmtent to send us there to help so bad. i felt helpless. Help in anyway you can..all americans. I made a donation to American Red Cross ...take care..mike

rm_dragonspyke 34M

9/3/2005 6:35 pm

Yes it is sad. I was actually there earlier today volunteering at the Astrodome today.

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