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Lessons Learned from Sandy

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Last fall, here in NJ we experienced the devastating effects of Superstorm Sandy. Where I live we were fortunate in that we only lost power for almost two weeks and lost a huge tree in the backyard.
In other parts of the state, especially the Jersey shore, people lost everything. Homes were destroyed, businesses washed away.
We, personally have recovered and moved on, making it easy to forget there are others not so fortunate.
Yesterday my hubby and I took a ride to Seaside Heights, one of the most popular spots at the Jersey Shore. It was a real eye opener.

As we walked around, viewing the boardwalk and the damages, it was bittersweet.

It was sad to see all of the destruction around us. Summertime amusements all destroyed, laying in pieces.

The remainder of peoples' homes and belongings laying in the trash.

But it was also encouraging. We saw restoration all around. Workers everywhere rebuilding the boardwalk, the stores, the homes. Everyone is embracing the spirit of hope and determination.
It struck me that along our journey here at SparkPeople we can learn from this. No matter how many times we get knocked down, whether by choices we make, or circumstances we cannot control, we need to get up and start again, stronger than before. We need to be determined in our resolve to reach our goals and not give up. We need to continually have hope and believe in ourselves.
The destruction of hurricane Sandy can inspire us to let nothing stand in the way of our success.
WE CAN DO THIS, friends!!!!
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