We are like dandelions blowing in the wind
Breaking free, scattered
Drifting but never really knowing our
True purpose in life
We settle wherever the wind blows
To a life of contentment
With fragments of light in the darkness
Which brings hope joy and happiness
Wishing for dreams that will come true
Where the fragments of light will
Overcome the darkness
Grow stronger like the dandelions
Firmly holding on refusing to be swept up
Wherever the wind blows
But rooted with a sense of purpose.
Why should I be concerned with those left behind in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria?
Some people were fortunate enough to get their family members out of the Island of Dominica after the hurricane. Those who had the means to travel overseas left in droves by ferry, helicopter, and chartered planes. I am very thankful because my parents at such a ripe old age arrived safely after enduring weeks with no communication, electricity or running water.
For those left behind, it’s pure torture as the Government scrambles for food water shelter and clothing. Basic amenities are trickling in slowly. Towns have to be relocated due to the major damage of homes in many locations.
Don’t forget the children who lost homes and experienced such a tragedy. The schools are unable to give them a sense of normalcy due to the severe conditions of the buildings. Can you imagine living in a place that looks like a war zone?
There are many people living in shelters who has lost everything they own. I stopped to consider their plight and I couldn’t help but think about the pieces of their life they will have to rebuild all over again.
No one is coming to their rescue in order to get them off the Island. This is their home, and for those who have businesses and work in government positions, the task of rebuilding their country will be daunting.
For others left behind in broken wind-swept roofs, damaged and sunken homes, it was like living in a nightmare which will continue for years to come.
I am deeply concerned with those who are left behind because they are left with a country that will be impacted in so many ways as they pick up the pieces of their broken lives. We got our parents out but there are friends and relatives trying to deal with this new reality.
We have to thank God everyday for our blessings. Today is given, tomorrow is never promised. The people living in Dominica have a long road ahead in order to conquer the impact of this storm.
They will rebuild their Garden of Eden which is now littered with Debris. It is an opportunity for renewal and rebirth. Let us pray for those who are left behind so they can pick up the broken pieces of their lives.
I saw you hit a curb one day
and as I looked the other way,
all I heard you say
It’s your fault I did what I did
and I live as I live because
All your life, you found no other way
While playing the blame game.
Tic Tac Toe
There is no place to go
If you keep playing the blame game
Blaming this for that is not where it’s at
You will never be a diplomat
Here you go again blaming others all your life
which is a bad habit to keep alive
Accepting responsibility for your own actions
will point you in the right direction
Change your projection
Stand up and realize in life at any given time
Things may go wrong
But blaming others will lead to a life
full of rejection
Stop, look listen and learn
There is a better way to turn
I know you find it hard to let go
Blaming others for life’s problems is all that you know
If you continue to live this way all of your life
It will only lead to a life filled with strife
If you dedicate your life to changing this behavior
You will not feel like a failure
But an individual
who is taking charge of their life
When they stop playing the blame game.
This is dedicated to people who find it very difficult to accept responsibility for the problems in their life. Blaming others is not the answer. There is always hope if you have the desire to change your circumstances.
Good news and tidings of joy
Emmanuel, God with us
The Son of God
The light of man
Prince of peace
Full of love and truth
Our counselor and redeemer
Lord and savior
Born in a manger
Came to earth
to give us hope and save us from our sins
Offering us a complete life full of purpose
Praise be to God
Reflecting on His goodness
Thanking him for all his blessings
Throughout the years.
Nugget of Truth: “I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”