Irene and Sandy the disastrous duo! They forcibly struck the east coast and along the shore lines with their destruction and signature onslaught of pillage only a little more than a year apart. The most recent loss, a mere week old continues to leave me with a burdensome lump in my throat.
I have to believe, they were either roommates, classmates, cellmates, or just conniving soulmates, whatever their shaky relationship and its explosiveness has only birthed despair for millions. Sandy may have withdrawn taking her forceful winds and rains of ruin with her, yet she left behind her piercing pen where its ink is still fresh as her story is still being written for millions of lives and desperate hearts.
I searched over and over, replaying in my mind the humdrum words of “hoping for the best” and “praying for all to be safe” and yet found no peace. I decided to place actions with my life-less sentences of hope and chose to give. Whether placing a tote full of canned goods, batteries and gallons of water inside of a cardboard box scribbled “For Sandy’s victims”, boxing up unworn winter coats, hats and mittens to be shipped to my neighboring states where cold temperatures have now settled in, giving blood for the very first time, sending a generator along with gasoline down to New Jersey where 5 families are seeking shelter under one small roof or texting “REDCROSS to 90999 a hand-full of times because it was the most glaring and only seconds away from my capable finger tips….
Today’s thoughts are those of hope, restoration and giving! One follower will receive a $100 gift card to Restoration Hardware and a $100 donation in their name to the American Red Cross to aide those affected by Sandy. Simply leave a comment on this post or on JJasmin Interiors Facebook page and a name will be chosen by November 15, 2012.
Thank you for searching your own heart on how you can sow towards restoration!
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