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  • Autumn Quiles, LCSW

Change the way you look at things...

A hurricane is approaching our town and everyone is out, in hoards, preparing. I have been out too, surfing the crowds to get the things that my family needs. The amount of tension swirling around in the air is almost palpable... everyone is worried and everyone is waiting.

To my great pleasure, most of the people with whom I have had exchanges have been kind and patient. Store clerks have been chatty in a good-natured way. Drivers have been manuevering in a maddeningly slow, but considerate, manner. Friends and family have called to check on us and I have made a few calls myself. Not one, but several, groups to which I belong (social media groups, community groups, professional groups) have affirmed their commitment to support each other, and be available to anyone who might be struggling with preparation.

Wayne Dyer one said, "If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change."

I wonder if other people have shared my same perspective of the hurricane preparation madness. I wonder how you, dear reader, are experiencing this period of time. If the tension is too thick or the fear too intense, perhaps a change in the way you look at things is called for.

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