FEMA & Notes from the Flood October 01 2013
I’ve been at the FEMA disaster recovery center a lot lately for various reasons and the compassion, patience and overall friendliness of the workers that I've witnessed have touched me deeply. Yesterday, a worker was interviewing a man for assistance. As they finished and he walked away, the FEMA worker turned away so he wouldn't see her cry. I asked if I could give her a hug and her arms flew open instantly. Considering the stories these workers have heard, to still be touched to tears reminds me of the world I want to live in....where people still care deeply and authentically. Though life seems full of problems that can crush you - there are still so many ways to bless the world.
A few days later, she bought a necklace from my "Heaven and Earth” collection in Copper and Blue Quartz.
Life is just full of surprises.
In fact, I'm changing my tag line from "Most Days Require Adornment" to "These Days Require Adornment" because they do & you will rarely find me unadorned. My fingers often find their way to the pendant I'm wearing - the familiarity is comforting and keeps my feet on the ground. It seems that when everything around you is changing, it's the little things that can become your touchstones - reminders of what makes your heart sing....and that may be all the peace you need.