Friday, November 16, 2012

Being Prepared!

Today was a beautiful sunny/cold fall day! It was beautiful, I was able to do some errands in it and counted my blessings that I live in such a beautiful place. Tonight I had another Thrive Fresh dried Food / Emergency Preparedness Party (you can see what they sell HERE: ). I am amazed that in just a year ( since my last party ) they have added so many new items. Also, since we were in Boston during the time of Hurricane Sandy, I realized that we truly need to put our Emergency Preparedness stuff back on the priority list. Providence Basic
We got a lot last year, but then we have been using a lot of it (which is what you are suppose to do...rotate it ) and even use it in your every day meals. I find by buying more of it, then we aren't wasting food as much. I can't even believe we are at the place in our lifes where we waste food! For the last 30 years, it seemed like we could never keep enough food in the house with all 6 of us. But when Lauren and Lee were both at college, things started going bad in the fridge because we didn't eat it fast enough. With this Thrive Freshdried food that has helped out alot.
Well, what a wonderful day, I am so grateful to still be here and healthy and strong. I looked on the calendar and it was 4 years ago on Monday, that I had my mastectomy. I remember thinking for quite some time, that life would never go back to normal. In some ways it hasn't but in a good way, my perspective has changed. I am more grateful for everything and everyone around me! Plus, I have a busy and full life, I wondered if that would ever happen ( right after my surgery).  Being able to plan or hope for the future was a very hard thing to do for a couple of years.
So tonight I feel very blessed but a strong sense to all that I can with the time I have left (which no one knows how long that is ). I want to be PRESENT and ENJOY every minute of the life I have. I want to be prepared. Yes, life is good, and for that I am grateful.
Thanks dear friends, for riding the roller coaster of emotions and feelings with me throughout these last 4 years. I couldn't have done it without you!
Good night!

"Let us be in a position so we are able to not only feed ourselves through home production and storage, but others as well"
-- Ezra Taft Benson, former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture

"By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail."
-- Ben Franklin

"It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark."
Howard Ruff

1 comment:

Jean(ie) said...

Funny you mention this. Last week our first emergency food bucket came in, and we are slowly building up our storage.

Been researching "meal in a jar recipes" to store. That's in addition to the canning I did over the summer.

Whether it is for natural disaster or hard times, it's something we all should be doing when possible.

We cannot help others until we take care of ourselves.