On the news, we hear daily reports of catastrophes from around the world. At the moment, firefighters in Australia are racing against the clock to bring the remaining bushfires under control before another heatwave hits parts of the country and a cyclone gathers strength off the Australian west coast. Floods inundate the north of England and the coldest snap ever is poised to hit the whole country. Overseas, whales are trapped under Canada ice, a rare snowstorm threatens Jerusalem, and African famine causes countless deaths.
War rages overseas despite foreign countries willingness to help. Closer to home, a personal accident could cause death at any time. It makes you think. What are we all striving so hard to amass? Why is it so important to have this or that thing? When possessions are stripped away, our loved ones mean the most. I've lost two children out of three. My youngest daughter hardly contacts me. I worked so hard to raise them with strong moral values and an ability to survive. My strategy worked in reverse because I'm still standing.