The recent flooding in TX is the worst in U.S. history, and it's not even over yet. I can't help but to think about it.
Seeing the images on TV, and posts/pictures on social media are heart wrenching.
It's overwhelming to think about losing my home and all my possessions. I say that not because I'm materialistic. Quite the opposite, in fact. A home provides a great source of comfort. It's YOURS. You fill it with things that are meaningful to you, that took take years and years to accumulate. These things remind you of beautiful memories of times past and are a further source of comfort.
The loss of that comfort alone is too much to think about. Now imagine losing your home, all your possessions, AS WELL AS your job. The job that provided income and stability to your life is now ALSO gone. Hell, the city that you lived in, and possibly grew up in and adored, is now UNDER WATER!
For many, entire families must relocate, assuming they have family they can rely on in other locales. For those that don't have that support, they're left to live in a shelter.
I read that most Texans affected did not have flood insurance. It wasn't a requirement for most because they didn't live in a flood zone. The stress is enormous, even for those that have insurance. The stress is immeasurable for those that don't.
Although I am not directly impacted by the flood, I certainly won't ignore what's happening. I believe we are all connected. We must support each other, especially in difficult times. Everyone affected CAN rebuild, but they need our help.
I will do what I can to support those in need. Please consider doing the same. This USA Today link provides various means of how to help.
Be open to what comes.