title:Tsunami Thoughts You Can Get Your Mind Around

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author:Tony Papajohn
date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:18

If you are like me, you’ve had a hard time getting your mind around the tsunami thing.
I don’t know whether to call it a disaster, catastrophe, or what.
It’s almost beyond belief, isn’t it?
So I wanted to offer you a few thoughts that I can get my mind around and hope they prove meaningful.
Live every day as if it is your last.
For God knows how many thousands, their last day came without the slightest warning.
Who knows how many of us will someday depart without notice as well. However, if we live every day to its fullest, we will have enjoyed our stay to the very last.
Despite evidence to the contrary, reaffirm your belief in the innate goodness of people.
I am blown away by how strangers saved strangers. I am moved by how strangers grieved for strangers they could not save. I am touched by how strangers cared for other strangers too dazed and bewildered to care for themselves.
Even the ruthless combatants in Sri Lanka’s bitter 20-year civil war are cooperating.
I can only imagine the stress of the countless aid workers of all descriptions who soldier on despite the horrific sights, sounds, and that distinctive odor of death.
I am encouraged that governments, corporations, and people by the millions have given billions in relief funds.
Despite a litany of human shortcomings, we occasionally give ET indications that intelligent life does exist here.
And I am impressed with wild animals. Apparently, they instinctively raced for higher ground and suffered virtually no fatalities.
I shall remember this the next time I visit a zoo.
In the meantime, find some way to help.
Even if it’s small, it’s something you can get your mind around.

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