As you approach Thanksgiving weekend and reflect on all that you have to be thankful for, I encourage you to consider a donation to the recovery efforts for the people who have been impacted by the California wildfires. It is hard to understand the level of destruction just hearing about the wildfires on the news with over 11,000 homes lost and nearly 80 lives (so far). A local weather outlet posted the picture below to show people how big the area would be if this had happened locally. As you can see, numerous towns would have been totally wiped out. It is really incomprehensible when I look at it on relative terms.
Personally, I was touched by the short podcast on the wildfires by the Better Human Project. A quote from Josh Mantz during the podcast resonated with me:
“All of us experience suffering…as hard as that can be, healing is never a process that we have to take on alone.”
This quote coupled with the reminder that “Loneliness is toxic” from David Flood in his talk last week with Burlington High students has me hoping that a number of people will contribute and let our fellow humans on the west coast know they are not in this alone. You can donate here
I hope everyone has much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving!