Ramblings of a Flower Addict

A blog for one who should, in theory, not have a blog.

Friday, September 23, 2005

Completely inadaquate but from the heart

I'm sure that I am not alone in that the hurricane damage and resulting devastation leave me completely at a loss as to how to express my sorrow. As in the Sept 11 attacks, I find a stillness settling over me as I try to come to terms with this tragedy. Shortly after, a restlessness occurs as I find that I am still sitting in Springfield, MO and have done nothing (except for a few monetary donations) to help this situation. Does everyone feel as helpless as I do?

I have no medical training so would be of no help if I were actually there, but the need to do something to help still overwhelms. A friend mentioned the other day that she and her husband are going to use their vacation this year to work for habitat for humanity. A wonderful idea and something that I will definately look into, but I feel the need to do more. I'm just not sure what.

I'm not of the personality that asks why. I feel that everything happens for a reason, some are not for us to understand. I am of the personality that asks, "what can I do?" Not what did others do wrong or what can others do, but what can I do!?! I am amazed at the finger pointing and the blame placing. Does it really matter? I think not. What really matters now is that we all pull together to help those in need to the best of our ability.
Could we all try a little bit of acceptance and compassion for a change? We might be amazed at the result.