Yesterday the news came in that tornados had ripped through Oklahoma tearing apart schools and homes, flinging cars, uprooting trees like they weighed nothing, and taking many lives. The footage of the debris and destruction is devastating. My heart goes out to all those affected.
These types of tragedies underscore the importance of remembering to live a life filled with gratitude. So often I go through my days without stopping to notice or truly appreciate all of the people and things I'm lucky to have in my life and tragedies like these are a testament to how quickly it can all be taken away.
To help the people of Oklahoma, you can text REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10, or go to redcross.org.