Then the unexpected happens...a family's home has just been ransacked and robbed. Luckily, they were not
Spring is the opportunity to "spring" into action. Now is the time to take stock of what you currently have within your home and prepare accordingly for possible real life scenarios that could happen at any time. From emergency situations that range from natural disasters to national pandemics, how will you prepare to "weather" the storms in your life? Going through the Be-Ready Compass site, there are stories and tools that you can use to get a picture of your current readiness level. You can also use the tools on this site to find out what you may need. However, no amount of preparation can substitute the need to have your "True North" set on your compass. Knowing what you believe and believing what you know as well as having a mission for living. For when tough times come in unexpected times, a strong faith and community will help minimize the fear that could easily engulf an individual.
There are many ways that you can secure your home. The most important is making sure you have a community that you trust and neighbors that will watch out for each other and their belongings. Now is not the time to go on "autopilot" in life and cruise along with business as usual. There seems to be a ramping up of anxiety, concern, and stress that are criss-crossing the globe at present. Find out who is in your neighborhood as a resource for being prepared. Connect with your vets because they have wealth of information. They are also one of your lines of defense in the event of civil unrest.
And, I want to close out with an important reminder that honors our Veterans on Memorial Day Weekend. Almost 2 weeks ago, 60 Minutes aired the Rescue of Jessica Buchanan. You can watch the segment here. My hat goes off to the brave woman and coworker that held on for 3 months as hostages in Somalia. But, I'd like to honor our Navy S.E.A.L. on Team 6 for their chivalry and dedication in bringing Jessica home. Thank you to all servicemen and women who have fought, died, and retired in the service of our nation. Each time I write this blog, it's in honor of your sacrifice and values instilled in me when I served in the military. Thank you!