Be Thankful - An affiliate and friends house in Paradise, California
"The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power."
Article by Carol Duschinsky
It is the time of the year when we all remember to be thankful. And recent California events have tested those emotions. The fires have been long and deadly. Lives destroyed, property gone, our beautiful terrain marred. And then too close to our homes was the shooting of innocent young people, out for an evening of clean fun and celebration. One would think “what do we have to be thankful for?” One would think that would be the chant, but that is not the tenor I am hearing.
I am hearing strength, faith and commitment from survivors speaking and from families of survivors speaking. For the communities a commitment to rebuilding, and from the families who lost people in the shooting, a determination to make the community a safe place to be in. How humbling is that!