Today our new President will be inaugurated. What a terrific year to be alive, to witness these times!
Here in Hawai'i, last Thursday we experienced a storm that could have turned into 60mph winds. Thankfully, the storm warning was just a warning... After a very windy evening and night, things Friday calmed down.
The kids were lucky though, as the warning had been serious enough to cancel school for the day! There is always the possibility of seeing something good come out of what we might consider to be quite negative.
We can look at things from a purely physical perspective, and we can play with ideas... stories that we come up with regarding the storm... One story I have is that the winds we had were making the way for the new Presidency!
Of course, we can create all kinds of other interpretations. For me, the key is that we were spared a serious storm, people were left unhurt and homes were left whole. I am grateful for this, as recently we had tremendous rains that resulted in flooding, loss of property and more.
Again, though, we are thankful here in Hawai'i. We have so much! Although today is not Thanksgiving Day, why now spend a few moments to consider what you might be thankful for?
And enjoy the Inauguration!