It's interesting when Mother Nature brings life to a halt how people react. Instead of people being anxious and rushed like they tend to be in these parts of the world, everyone just seemed to take things in stride. Life seemed to slow down a bit...people were out chatting with their neighbors, helping each other, and being friendly.
As we ease back into our routines and return to "normal" this week, it will be interesting to see how things emerge...I have a pretty good feeling of what that will look like and unfortunately it isn't promising.
What I have learned during this unexpected time off is that maybe we all need to slow down a bit and appreciate the finer things in life...a good book, catching up with friends, meeting neighbors, appreciating what I have, and spending quality time with those I love.