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People are more important than things.

As I prepare to sit through this storm my thoughts and prayers are not for all the THINGS that are already lost and will be lost.

“People are more important than things.” Randy Pausch

People are more important than things

Randy Pausch describes pouring Coke into the back seat of his new convertible to demonstrate how little he cared about his car as a young man versus his love for his nephew and niece.

As I prepare to sit through this storm (Hurricane Florence 9/2018) my thoughts and prayers are not for all the THINGS that are already lost and will be lost. 100s of billions in damages to be sure.

No, my prayers are for the safety of the people, their comfort and the people that show up to be beside them as they grieve the impact.

We will get hit too, although nowhere near as hard as millions of others, so I pray that goes well, again not to salvage my stuff- although I’d be lying if I said I don’t care about it.  Instead, I pray for the people who will be hurt and who will surely need help once the weather channel cameras and their crews get distracted by something else.

I pray those of us who live in the states impacted, rally around their neighbor and are there for one another the way we are intended to be.

By J Johnson

I am seeking to discover, find and share salt and light into the world. After growing up in financial poverty, but with a wealth of loving people lifting me up all along the way, I struggled for a good while to "do it all on my own." Until I finally found something indescribable in a mere "about me" section of a blog. Now I have the peace that discovery provides as well as the overwhelming urge to share everything I can with as many as I can. I am now trying to use those life experiences, my formal and informal education and my over 20 years of human resources and leadership experience to have a broader conversation with the world about that something, that Light, and about Love and Leadership...with a dose of Laughter along the way. 4 Ls to live by and to soar by. Four for Soaring.

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