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An Inspired Conversation, Issue 4: Change

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An Inspired Conversation

Issue 4, 5/27/13

In this issue, we consider how quickly things can change.  Change is a fact of life, but few of of like change and to be sure, some changes are not pleasant.

Things Can Change in the Blink of An Eye

Change: One of several tornadoes observed by the VORTE...

One of several tornadoes observed by the VORTEX-99 team on May 3, 1999, in central Oklahoma. Note the tube-like condensation funnel, attached to the rotating cloud base, surrounded by a translucent dust cloud. From this website. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


As we are all aware, a tornado surged through Oklahoma last week. The terrible  tornado tore through so many homes,, killed at least 24 people (9 of whom were children), and injured approximately 240 people. Homes are gone, family members are gone, and lives are ruined. Our hearts go out to those affected by the tornado, and our thoughts and prayers are with them. Their lives will never be the same.

Change can be Instant

Events like this remind us that things can change in an instant. Events like this serve as a wake-up call or reminder that we must keep trying as much as we can to always appreciate all that we have and not take anything for granted. The things we overlook can be lost in an instant.
For those of us fortunate to be on the outside looking in, let us not just feel sympathy. We should try to take action. Look for a reputable charitable organization that is collecting funds for those affected by the tornado. We need more people like Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant who donated $1 million of his own money for relief.
As always, the United States is a strong country and will rebound from this tragedy. Communities will come together and unite to stay strong. Let us all work together in our own way to try to help those in Oklahoma and others in need of our help.
Until next time,
Inspire Conversation

What are your thoughts on change?