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Monday, November 5, 2012

Food for Thought

These are tough days. 

Every time you turn on the TV, you're hearing some candidate rip their opponent.  Don't get me wrong, I'm into politics.  But I'm so ready for this to be over.  The venom and real hatred that's out there from some people is astounding.

Then, to top it off, Hurricane Sandy hits.  We made it through relatively unscathed at our place.  Out of power for about 24 hours, Comcast service out for several days, a few tree limbs down, a little bit of aluminum blown off the side of the house, 5 days off from school for Jake. 

But as you know, so many are going to be dealing with the consequences of the storm for a long, long time. 

In the midst of the political crap and while so many are living lives that have been turned upside-down (sometimes literally), it's amazing how many good things you can find if you just look.

Like the many friends and family who showed up with chain saws at my parents' place to help them cut up the 16 trees that came down there. 

Like the millions of people who have volunteered and donated money to the Red Cross to help others who are worse off.

Like seeing President Obama and NJ Governor Christie tossing aside partisan differences to work together to help and sympathize those in need. 

Like the convoy of about 10 utility trucks that I saw today from New Hampshire.  These trucks were loaded with workers who have been away from their families for this past week.

It's a good thing.  People really are generally good.  Sometimes it just takes some kind of trouble to be able to see it. 

So keep your eyes open.  Let me know if you've seen any good actions in your day-to-day activities.

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