There’s nothing like a disaster happening over the holiday weekend to remind us not to take anything for granted. We are not guaranteed anything in this life, and we should cherish each day for what it is, and consider ourselves lucky to have had the chance to live it.
I know, even through all the horrible things I’ve seen, that I’m very lucky. I survived them, and had the chance to build a life that makes me very happy through the ensuing years. Not everyone gets that chance. I don’t ever intend to take it for granted.