The scent of cinnamon, cloves, orange peels, and apple cider hits me like a warm hug on a cold day. It’s Wednesday morning. The Wednesday before thanksgiving, and my aproned mom greets me with open arms and a cheerful smile.
Sometimes life can be muddled with obligations and harrowing tasks that periodically get us stressed out. When these things are within our control, they should be taken in the context of a challenge that needs to be conquered rather than as a period of turmoil. Simply planning future tasks, preparing yourself for said tasks, and ultimately executing the operation with precision can reduce the often-paralyzing effect of daunting responsibilities.
As we conclude a very active hurricane season, I want to reflect on the events of the past several weeks. We cannot stop disasters from happening, but we can prepare to the best of our ability. As hurricane Irma approached, many families, friends, and neighbors were boarding up and evacuating.