Flowers and Frankenstorms

White hibiscus with pink edges

Good Evening, God!

Such dreadful weather is battering the East Coast —  Hurricane Sandy. Truly a FRANKENSTORM. Five negative forces coming together to make the whole far worse than the sum of their individual forces.

I confess, God, that disasters cut closer to the bone when we have friends involved. We have friends on Cape Cod, in the Bronx, in New Jersey and in Connecticut. Please, God, keep everyone in the path, safe!

Having been evacuated due to a tsunami warning on Saturday — and having lived through a killer earthquake — I know that no area is truly “safe.” We live in a world that is beautiful and beautifully balanced so that we can live comfortably upon it. And we are adaptable — living in the icy Arctic, the steamy jungle, and the scorching deserts. Still, I can’t help but remember reading that warmer average ocean temperatures make for more powerful storms.

Sigh. That is not a happy thought. But, it did move me to get up and turn off my office light. Small steps are really all I can take. Now that I stop to think, God, I guess that is what change is all about. At least, changes we make that last are built slowly. Folks who win lotteries typically are broke, or nearly so, within a year or two.

I need to remember this and Think Small. Putting away my stuff even for just 5 minutes makes a difference in my morale. Weight goes on . . . or comes off . . . ounces at a time. Ounces and Minutes matter! But, they slip past me — unnoticed and under-appreciated.

Hmmm. Maybe I should think in Seconds and Grams? Please, God. Help me Notice and Make — Tiny Choices and Tiny Changes!

Story teller,

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