It is through loss and tragedy that people become real life warriors- tested to see what truly lives within them. They must be brave and have courage, they must see everything (good and bad) with their heart. Your heart is your strength helping people rise above the sinking feeling fear brings. Centered at the heart of your soul is all the courage and support you will ever need to go beyond and above fearful situations. Courage is an energy that gives someone the chance to go beyond their limits. YOU HAVE COURAGE!
Tragedies happen on a daily basis and, unfortunately will continue to happen. BUT...understand that through tragedy and chaos, the TRUE HEART AND LOVE from another person becomes visible. Tragedy brings people together...reminding everyone that we are all in this together. Watching people come together in time of need is a beautiful experience. It truly shows a "quality" human being and what REAL LIVING is supposed to be...living for others and taking the time to help one another.
Adversity shocks all of us to higher levels, but it is through hope, faith, resilience, and good will that everyone overcomes. Remember, a new day is always dawning. Dawn is the first light of day, a time when we welcome the gradual rising of the sun. A dawning is a new beginning, a chance to start over with a new flood of light. Begin to grow lighter, and you will overcome and shine as bright as the first light of day. You must have HOPE NOW...hope that things will get better in time, to understand that life challenges us each and every day but how you take on that challenge is what matters most. Keep your head up high, stay STRONG and BELIEVE that you will overcome this. Live your life with LOVE and rebuild what you lost with it. LOVE WINS.
The 2011 Joplin tornado was a catastrophic EF5 multiple-vortex tornado that struck Joplin, Missouri in the late afternoon of Sunday, May 22, 2011. A total of 162 people were killed by this tornado, 1,100 were injured, and the damages cost up to $2.8 billion (2011 dollars). It was the deadliest tornado to strike the United States since the 1947 Texas-Oklahoma Tornado. It also ranks as the seventh deadliest and costliest single tornado in US history (even with adjustments for inflation). Today, it has been two years since this horrific tornado struck the people of Joplin, Missouri. My thoughts and prayers are still with you.