We should be prepared for disasters. As Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee last year showed us, nature can be cruel and unforgiving. We should know what to do during a natural disaster or emergency by having a plan in place with our family and friends.
We should be ready and willing to make our world a better place. While some may think global destruction is a solution to the many problems facing us today, we should consider how to improve the circumstances of those less fortunate and the state of our planet and resources.
Finally, all of us should grateful for what we have. Take time to appreciate the love of family and friends that makes our lives worth living. Be thankful for our jobs, our community and all those little gifts we often fail to notice that surrounds us each day.