Have you ever been directly, or near to an event of total devastating impact?
Are you able to recall how you handled the situation?
Right now as I write this weekly article, Florida’s West Coast has been hammered by ‘Ian’ a record breaking weather event by many accounts. Entire neighborhoods are wiped out, stores, restaurants and much more. There’s plenty of news coverage.
My point here is how do people handle these events?
For example, the police, firefighters, troopers and all enforcement and emergency workers are doing what they have been trained to do. People assume they have all seen it before – like they are robots not people. The reality is for most of them this weather event is the worst they have ever witnessed.
Yet they keep going and saving lives and getting people to safety.
The same thing goes for the utility crews both local and those who traveled to Florida to get things going again. It’s not easy or really safe work right after a huge storm.
Yet here they are to make things right again.
Do you recall how you reacted if you were involved and impacted by a nearly total destructive event?
How do you think you would behave?
I watched a video of a member of the news coverage crew saving a Nurse who was trapped in her car. He was carrying her on his back as he slowly walked through over waist deep churning water.
Would you do that?
“There are no extraordinary people. Just extraordinary circumstances that ordinary people are forced to deal with.”
I’ll add that there is a mindset that consumes you at these times. Combine this with the human mind and body where there’s an adrenaline rush during an event where not a second can be wasted.
Every single person helping out people they probably don’t know.
I admire and respect every single one of them.
That’s why I say ‘thank you’ and even have a conversation when the opportunity presents itself.
They are people who do extraordinary things whenever there’s a need.
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The purpose is to compile these stories in order to share the information with others. The stories will inspire others, help them with tips for handling what they are going through now and what they may face in the future. It may even become a go to resource for stroke survivors and their families.
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