Here we are again. Devastation.
Photos and videos of the tornado that wreaked havoc on Oklahoma are plastering the internet, television, and social media. Less than 24 hours later, the images of destruction are already engraved into our minds. There is no explanation. There is no person at fault. There is no escape.
Nature is powerful. Our world is fragile. As humans, we take those facts for granted. We shouldn’t have to fear it but we also shouldn’t turn a blind eye to it. The actions we take directly affect our planet and, whether or not they’re immediate, there are consequences. Air pollution, water pollution, global warming…these things are real and they’re starting to catch up with us. We’ve been blessed with a beautiful planet and it’s our responsibility to cherish it, care for it, and show it complete love.
That being said, nothing can take back the events of yesterday. So, reach out and lend a helping hand in whatever way you can. If you can donate blood, donate it. If you can give money, give it. If you can send clothes, blankets, food, anything, send it. If nothing else, share love and support for those that need it. And use this as an opportunity to appreciate the amazing things in your life. No matter what hardships your facing, be thankful for the beauty that surrounds you. You are blessed.
Here’s to coming together as a country, once again…
(photo source: New York Times)