Take Time for Gratitude

Last year, Hurricane Matthew made landfall in the U.S. as a Category 3 storm and caused massive destruction. As a resident of the greater West Palm Beach, Florida area, my family and I were just one of the many families that evacuated our homes to ensure our safety. After the storm passed, we returned home to find that luckily nothing was seriously damaged, and of course, our family was safe.

However, there are many who suffered greatly due to the effects of this storm. Probably one of the hardest hit areas was Haiti, where the death toll is now approaching 900 lives lost. Haiti will continue to need our manpower, resources, and prayers for quite some time to rebound from this damaging natural disaster.

While I spent much of that week concerned about what the storm would bring, I am now reflecting on how grateful I am to have had the means to evacuate and protect my family. In fact, there are many things for which I am grateful, but too often we seem to forget them or lose focus on...

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