Thursday, August 2, 2007
A Sad Day In Minnesota
It was a sad day in Minnesota as we all woke up to more stories and pictures of the horrible bridge disaster that occurred in Minneapolis last evening. Today we have heard many of the stories of people whose lives were saved by only seconds and also of those whose beloved family member will never come home again. Our hearts and prayers go out to all of the people affected by this tragedy and also to the brave rescue workers who put their lives on the line to help the victims any way they can. I'm gratified to hear all the stories of "regular" people who also risked their own lives to help others get out of their vehicles and off the bridge.
Since I'm currently on a blood donation "quarantine" I'm not able to help in that capacity, so instead I made a monetary donation to the Twin Cities American Red Cross Chapter.
As in the days after the 9/11 disaster, we are again reminded to never take for granted the things that are important in our lives--especially family, loved ones, and friends. You never know when when something might happen that will change your life forever.
I am grateful for my devoted Spousal Unit and pets, for my parents who love me in spite of the fact that I am sometimes a ranting bitch, and for the fact that I wake up healthy every day in a free country and in the wonderful state of Minnesota, where people still truly care about one another.
I hope you all will take an extra moment to tell your special person that you love them and give them an extra hug. Take a few moments to count your blessings and enjoy the beauty around you every day.