While this time of year should be offering us a fresh feel of winter… here in Los Angeles it has been right at 90 in some areas and up to 100 or more in others – yet it is October. Go figure. Nevertheless here we are in the healthiest most sacred #1 place on the web today – Faith’s Garden of INspiration. It is time for us to absorb our organic serving of insight, wisdom, and strength. And of course as the side dishes we have optimism, perspective, and positive vibes. That’s right – all that in our “Weleful Wednesday” boost.
So we all know that every year on the third Thursday of October, at least here in California, we have the Great ShakeOut in an effort to remind us all about the importance of being earthquake ready. Sometimes it’s more than a reminder because for many it just may serve as a critical wake-up call about how unprepared they may actually be in the event a devastating earthquake should occur. Some of us have personally witnessed firsthand the damages, the tragedies, and the losses that an earthquake can cause thus we make a diligent effort to be as ready as possible at all times. In this ShakeOut for 2020 I know I personally said to myself… “Wow. I actually need to include facemasks, wipes, more gloves, and hand sanitizer in my Earthquake Kit.” Never would I have imagined that. I also took a mental note of how COVID 19 has changed the dynamics in how many of us we will participate in the ShakeOut – Virtually. That… I definitely never would have imagined. On an even more symbolic level I’ve been pondering on the Great ShakeOuts that many of us must endure in our personal quests as we travel along this journey called LIFE.
That’s right… some of us have experienced a variety of quakes on various magnitudes in our lives from our childhoods to our teenage years and even throughout our adult lives. Maybe there’s been minimal to no impact for a few of us however the earthquakes some of us have gone through – it’s actually nothing but a miracle from God that we are still here and here on purpose with the purpose to be a genuine unique powerful part of the divine purpose – definitely a miracle. For some of us it has been the loss of those we love or the loss of a friendship or the inability to connect in person with those we love because of a recent relocation or even because of COVID 19. For others it has been tragic accidents, loss of employment, relationship sorrows, financial hardships, emotional burdens, etc. And for some it may have even been the experiences of abuse and/or neglect on multiple levels in multiple ways. And for others it may have been the numerous rejections, the countless moments of being bullied, ridiculed, and taunted.
These earthquakes have pierced many of us in ways that have been documented through novels, through short-films, through memoirs, etc. And while many presented themselves in such a way that it appeared there would be no comeback we have yet prevailed and we are now able to prepare, to apply our lessons learned, and to become the BEST version of ourselves that we can be. We now load our emergency kits with the supplies that have no expiration dates i.e. greater joy, greater peace, greater humility, greater determination, greater courage, greater wisdom, greater knowledge, greater understanding, greater patience, greater confidence, greater will power, greater respect for ourselves and others, greater mindset, greater outlook, greater hindsight, insight, and foresight, and greater faith. So you see, when we have these Great ShakeOuts in our lives, overall, we are better equipped and ready to regain our stride on the tracks of life.
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