This was an enjoyable book to read and full of practical advice. The main things I learned from reading it:
- Anything that feels forced or harder than it should be or causes you pain and distress is not meant for you.
- If we keep holding on to toxic situations or toxic people because we’ve already done too much or it’s too late to change things, we are only setting ourselves up for a miserable life.
Be your own hero by getting ready for emergencies. Collect and store these ten essential items.
- Non-perishable food
- Manual can opener
- First aid kit
- Flashlight with extra batteries
- Personal car items
- Important documents
Source: Alabama Department of Public Health, Emergency Preparedness Handbook
It seems like the rain is never ending here in Alabama. The roads are flooded, and I’ve had it. I refuse to participate in this precipitation any longer.
When we adopt a dog or any pet, we know it is going to end with us having to say goodbye, but we still do it. And we do it for a very good reason: They bring so much joy and optimism and happiness. They attack every moment of every day with that attitude. (Bruce Cameron)
Pets are humanizing. They remind us we have an obligation and responsibility to persevere and nurture and care for all life. (James Cromwell)
Last week, I completed my storm spotter certification training and safety was the first thing we covered.
Safety Tips for Severe Weather
- Two feet of moving water can carry away most vehicles
- When the thunder roars, go indoors
- Never try to outrun a tornado
- During a tornado, do not take shelter under bridges or overpasses
- During a tornado, the safest place is a basement or the inner most part of your house
Source: Weather Spotter’s Field Guide, US Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration , National Weather Service , June 2011
Today is National Random Acts of Kindness Day, so take time to be kind.