Natural disaster

Crazy. That is what the weather has been lately.

It seems like every time I blink Mother Nature is striking again. Each time it seems to be worse.

We can all remember Hurricane Katrina leaving behind a mess in her destructive path. And this past fall, Hurricane Sandy swept the East Coast. After almost eight years, New Orleans is still struggling and only a few months later the East Coast cities are still trying to get back on their feet.

Mother Nature did not stop there; she dumped inches upon inches of snow, and there is no place to put all of it.

I don’t believe in global warming or conspiracies about why our weather is crazy. I do, however, believe the world has dealt with a rollercoaster ride when it comes to weather.

One good thing that comes out of such bad disasters is people coming together.

Just about a week ago, Rogers Pond south of town was dealing with a natural disaster that damaged over $3 million in property.

The community has come together, even in a small town where people sometimes have a hard time meeting ends. This does not stop them from giving as much as they possibly could to help others in need.

This helpfulness is overwhelming and makes you realize the world isn’t all that bad, even with these devastating natural disasters.

When a national disaster happens, everyone joins in to help. As humans, we do truly care about the well-being of others. Sometimes the horrible happenings in life mask all the good.

Maybe the disasters happen for a reason—to make us appreciate the little things in life and to realize that our lives are not truly bad.

Be grateful for what you have, and remember: A random act of kindness can make a big difference.