This is a guest post by author Columbia Valentine Scot
Over the past 8 weeks or so, we all have experienced devastation around the globe, either directly or profoundly. It began with Terrorist attacks in London, than Mexico had earthquakes, Than 3 hurricanes hit the Caribbean, Houston, Florida and Puerto Rico, where there is still no drinking water and electricity, and people young, old, and sick are stranded. Than a madman opened fire on a crowd of concert goers in Las Vegas, to the wild fires taking place in California, changing the world and our fellow human beings forever.
As always, during times of crisis we are uniting, from neighbors letting 25 people sleep on their floors, to the famous, and rich, pooling their resources and financial assistance. Once again we band together, until we can get us to the point of rebuilding and restoring faith, that we will rise above; through kindness, generosity, encouragement, and the love of neighbor.
I am always amazed that our true nature comes out during times of sudden crisis, nothing else matters, who, where, or what our backgrounds are; but when every day crisis looms, we tend to turn our back, ignore, or pretend everything will work itself out. Until those little everyday things, blow-up into everyday issues, and than those everyday issues make us choose sides, and divide us; neighbors, friends, co-workers and allies, are put in a position to choose instead of preventing these daily crisis from becoming toxic, deadly, and harmful to our future, world, and our children.
Bullying, families going hungry right next door to us, getting sick because they have no health care. If we band together, say hi to our neighbors, go to the store for someone who is sick, stand up daily and not tolerate bullying of any kind, we can be our true selves daily not just united in a major catastrophe, but prevent many from happening. United we stand, divided we fall, hugs, love and prayers Columbia Valentine Scot