Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Sending a Tornado of Light

As I watched the morning news earlier today, I saw this video.  This is a video of people huddled in a store in Joplin, MO as the tornado hit Sunday.  You won't really see much but you can definitely hear the people's voices as well as the rumbling and rustling as the tornado hit.  You can hear adults and children crying, praying and calling out to the Heavens, as well as people saying their 'I love you's'.  I was in tears as I listened/watched this video and that means a lot coming from someone like me who doesn't cry much.  I couldn't help but think of how those people must've felt; the level of fear they must've drowned in as they anticipated the imminent disaster;  the feeling of not knowing what will happen next and if you will survive it; the wondering if there is indeed someone, a God, looking out for you who can save you.  

I can only imagine the pain of those who were there thinking of their loved ones and whether they'd see them again...



Life is fleeting.  We know this but often take this for granted.  With all that's going on in the world, I don't think anyone can say that he's FULLY prepared for ANYTHING.  Nobody knows when they'll die, where or how.  And very few of us can really choose how we'd like to leave this earth.  So the real question is, how much of your self can you leave behind to live on in others, through others?  Because in truth, that is the only legacy that truly counts...how much of your self you've shared or given unconditionally; how much your own life has allowed others to truly live; how much of what you know has nurtured others; how much you've illuminated a darkness in this world; how useful and relevant your being has been in the cycle of Love.

As we reflect upon these questions, let me also share this link to those of you who want to help out our brothers and sisters in Joplin, MO.-----


      



15 comments:

  1. Visiting from the Alexa hop! I’m also following via GFC. Would love if you could stop by and do the same :)

    Kristen from http://wishfulthinking247.blogspot.com/

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  2. Shocking video! You are right, at the end of the day, it's all about the live we gave.

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  3. wow thank you so much for sharing. my thoughts and prayers are with the people of Joplin!

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  4. Very thought provoking questions. I hope that I can become that type of person that gives unselfishly and leaves a positive impact on others.

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  5. Those are very thought provoking questions that bring one to introspection.

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  6. Hi,

    I'm a new follower. Can't wait to read more of your blog.

    Morela

    ihearttoystudio.com

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  7. I love this post. Very thought provoking and I agree sending love and prayer to those in dark times is important

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  8. That video had me a sobbing mess. When I hear that, I imagine 1000x over...for all of the people who were terrified.

    Thank you for visiting my blog and thank you for caring about Joplin. They have a long road ahead of them. I continue to be thankful my children survived and heartbroken that not everyone else can say the same.

    Best,
    Jayne

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  9. @Jayne: Happy to know your family is well in Joplin, and I do pray that more people would be able to help out.

    @Muriel, Cori, Working London Mummy and Jen : Truly shocking isn't it? Let's just pray nothing like this happens again. Logically, it probably will but hoping is free so I'll just keep doing that :-)

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  10. My heart was broken for the people in Joplin who lost everything. Thanks for sharing...

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  12. I am your newest follower. LOVE the site! Hope you get a chance to hop over and see me. I have lots of giveaways and deals posted. At least TEN more this week. Try to keep up! Come save money with me and get some great freebies too!
    Stay Fabulous~Chara@ NothingButFabulousity

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  13. Hi,

    I'm a new follower. Can't wait to read more of your blog.

    Morela

    ihearttoystudio.com

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  14. That video had me a sobbing mess. When I hear that, I imagine 1000x over...for all of the people who were terrified.

    Thank you for visiting my blog and thank you for caring about Joplin. They have a long road ahead of them. I continue to be thankful my children survived and heartbroken that not everyone else can say the same.

    Best,
    Jayne

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  15. My heart was broken for the people in Joplin who lost everything. Thanks for sharing...

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