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Barbados, answer these questions for me (if you even can)

 

Barbados, I am wondering: what happens if we lose our schools, our churches, our businesses, our homes, our supermarkets, our hospitals, our hotels, our transportation, our electricity, our water, our connectivity with the outside world? What happens when our roads are filled with debris or fall away?

What happens when there is nowhere for cruise liners to dock or planes to land? What happens when we can’t eat or sleep because of looting and raping, when there are no tourists coming to provide income or taste our pudding and souse, when business comes to a screeching halt, when there may be money but nothing to buy with it, when there is nothing at all left that can possibly be salvaged on a little 166 square mile rock? In other words, how in blazes would we ever survive or recover from a Category 5 hurricane?

The last few days have been emotionally draining; so much devastation and loss being experienced by our Caribbean sisters and brothers – truly it is mind-boggling and overwhelming.  I find I need to keep grounded and consciously keep it real by remembering how good life truly is when next the electricity or water goes off, or I am stuck on a paved road in traffic (in a car with a cool breeze blowing through the vents) with a full belly, or cannot find a car park space at the supermarket, or quarrel with a tourist for driving their hired car too slow and keeping me back from getting to where I am going … because Barbados, recently I am really wondering and being grateful, all at the same time. What about you?

To my Caribbean brothers and sisters, my heart aches for you but know that we are all in this together and forever; we are one and you are not alone.

 

 #tearsformyCaribbeanpeople #evergrateful #hurtingheart  

 

 

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This Season Remember: Someone Somewhere is Hungry

 

“Close to a billion people – one-eighth of the world’s population – still live in hunger. Each year 2 million children die through malnutrition. This is happening at a time when doctors in Britain are warning of the spread of obesity. We are eating too much while others starve.”
Jonathan Sacks

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Have you ever been really really hungry? So hungry it made you feel physically ill? Hungry enough to be worried about where your next meal is coming from, especially if you haven’t eaten for the last 24 hours? Continue reading


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Be encouraged: 10 posts to lift you up

 

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Was feeling a bit down and overwhelmed lately, and just like this time last year I wanted to give it all up but then I came across these uplifting posts; what a bit of encouragement just when I needed it most!

If you’re barely hanging on to your rope of life as I was, it’s time for a little renewal and inspiration. Together let’s take a few moments to pause in the midst of the busyness by stepping back for a bit, making ourselves a cup of refreshing tea and reflecting on these timely yet comforting words.

And of course, let’s not forget to share the love; be blessed!

  1. Honored – by S.P.I.R.I.T. Ministries
  2. Wedding Ceremony – by J.S. Park
  3. Waiting For Your Miracle – by The Happy Heart
  4. Returning to Work After Bereavement Leave – 10 Tips For The Supportive Co-Worker – by Grieving Gumdrops – The sweeter side of grief
  5. Our Most Valuable Resource – by Seth Adam Smith
  6. Simplify your life and soar – by Sisters’ Keeper
  7. Poppy Pod – by To Quote a Flower Daily 
  8. You have choices – by Moments With Millie
  9. Experience Needed – by Redbird’s Roost
  10. The Beatitudes – by My Success is Your Success

 

Photo by Gale E

Photo by Gale E