Sometimes we wonder if we own our big boat or if it owns us.
See that bright red/orange blob? We’re right in the middle of it.
Take hurricane preparedness. Yesterday, the weather gurus still couldn’t say how far off Hurricane Sandy would be, but they guaranteed we’d have surges and wind–oh, and rain. Lots of rain. So, it was off to the marina to lash down, take off, double-up on the already doubled-up lines.
We’re trusting that this dock will handle the storm better than our last one did in 2011. And, of course, we’re praying that the storm takes a right turn and not a left turn in the next few days. The Northeast doesn’t need more devastation either.
We can prepare for hurricanes–at least somewhat. But what about the other storms in life? What about illness, death, betrayal? How do you get ready for the bad things that are bound to come knocking someday?
Are you ready? If not, do you think anyone can prepare for those worst-case scenarios?
And what would you consider the worst thing that could happen to you?
I’d really like to know. I’m the sort who takes comfort in being as prepared as possible. And having done all, I stand. What about you?