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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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Are you rich or poor?

 

Photo by Gale E

Photo by Gale E

“You aren’t wealthy until you have something money can’t buy.”
~ Garth Brooks
 {Tweet quote}

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Definitely an interesting quote and something to think about as we move around in a world which focuses a lot on financial wealth. But just how wealthy are you? Do you even know? Leave a comment while considering:

  • Do you agree with Garth on this one?
  • Do you consider yourself wealthy?
  • What do you have that’s really valuable that money cannot buy?
  • Do you share your wealth with others? And if yes, how?
  • Is this a thought you would share with others, maybe especially your children?

“Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy; That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate; Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.”
1 Timothy 6:17-19 KJV

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