Mother Nature Has A Way Of Clarifying One's Life Priorities!
As Hurricane Sandy approached the Northeast, my focus was on gathering emergency supplies; insuring the safety of my wife and myself; securing our home; and praying a lot! Coins never entered my thoughts.
In the aftermath of SANDY, I focused on checking property damage (we were both safe); contacting my insurance agent; and checking on friends; and offering up prayers of thanks for us, and concern for those less fortunate. I had not one thought of coins.
As we awaited the return of heat, lights, and telephones, My total effort was focused on getting my wife to safe, secure shelter. Never did I consider the welfare of any coins.
As we finally relaxed in the warmth of a hotel, with the caregivers on-site with my wife, we finally breathed a sigh of relief! After one night, we are back in our home, with utilities restored. I am overwhelmed with a great sense of relief , thanks, and gratefulness that we escaped any serious damage. One of our trees now resides on the lawn of my neighbor. Fortunately, the only damage is to one section of fencing. I offered up a prayer of thanks.
Finally, last night, I relaxed and turned on the computer; and viewed a few coin sites. I looked at a couple of my own coins, and felt my shoulders slump in relaxation. My return to old coin friends initiated a sense of well-being, and a feeling of now you are back home!
The collection provides me with great pleasure and relaxation- a diversion from the stresses of life. But true life emergencies immediately put my priorities in perspective.
GOD BLESS ALL WHO ARE STILL STRUGGLING WITH THIS MASSIVE DISASTER. May you all find safety, and peace returning to your life, very soon!
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