As some of you may know- my husband Josh and I snuck away a couple of weeks ago for a whirlwind weekend in New York. This was exactly one week before Sandy struck and we pranced around, eating to our heart's and belly's content without a care in the world.
We had no idea what was about to blow through that city and surrounding areas.
The sun was shining and weather was sweet. The busyness was- well- busy to the point that I could play one of my favourite games in Grand Central Station: Find Meghan. Can you do it?I didn't know that when we met up with some of my favourite people- that the following weekend, Matt would be stranded on a business trip- away from his family while his wife and two babies went through the storm on their own (remember when these two were married?)
As we ferried around Brooklyn...
taking in the views.
and hop, skip and jumping across the Brooklyn Bridge...
we were truly enjoying the moment (and ignoring how achy our feet were from all the walking)
We took in some of the night life too.
And planted our feet back on the ground with a bicycle ride through Central Park.
And we left the weekend, truly jumping for joy.
And then the massive storm blew in. And those of us who were dry and warm were thankful for being dry and warm. And those of us removed from the crisis zone - or have never really experienced a major natural disaster might also wonder what it is ike to be in the eye of the storm.
Things like this happen.
In the blink of an eye our reality can change- whether it be a disease diagnosis, an accident or a natural disaster. The gift of such things is that it truly forces us to question our priorities and perhaps shake them up a little. We come to understand in a brand shiny new way- when we get scared out of our mind- that ultimately as human beings, what we seek most in this world is safety. We want a roof over our heads, food and water, and friends and family to share the good and the bad with.
It is also- often during these times- that we truly realize the value of health. The luxury that we have- in the warm and dry places- to be able to choose the food we eat and really dictate our own level of health.
All week we have been talking about Foods for Healing and how- with a little knowledge- we truly can heal ourselves. We never know what may come tomorrow but I want to thoroughly enjoy today in the best possible health.
Have a great weekend!
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