Reflections: Post Hurricane Sandy…

“The emotion that can break your heart is sometimes the very one that heals it…” Nicholas Sparks

Reflections: Post Hurricane Sandy…

Reflections: Post Hurricane Sandy…

Thank you everyone for your well wishes and kind comments… My heart goes out to all who have lost so much; lives, homes, memories… I am deeply touched and saddened by the devastation that Mother Nature has wrought… but we shall all recover. Today, I ventured outside after being cut off for two days, and what I saw on the news and on the internet made me weep. We don’t have power, cell or internet access (pales in comparison to many). We have toppled trees and branches everywhere and the possibility that power won’t return for a while; so I stopped by my local Barnes & Noble to write this quick post. When feasible, I will stop by and thank all of you who left messages and comments. A big thank you to all who have helped the many; govt, 1st responders, news outlets, red cross, kind folk… Blessings to all.

“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” Rumi

Reflections: Post Hurricane Sandy…

When the sky darkened around me and the winds screamed angrily, I realized how petty the things that usually bother me had become. When we are under the peril of a thunderstorm that is wrecking havoc all around us… how can we not call on that which is mightier than us? Stay safe and blessings to all. I love you!

The human heart has a way of making itself large again even after it’s been broken into a million pieces.” Robert James Waller

Reflections: Post Hurricane Sandy…

I will follow up tomorrow as they are telling us to wrap it up… Stay safe all and prayers and blessings to all who are hurting… Thank you again to all who have shown compassion and caring…

*Please bear with me as I catch up on your blogs and commenting… I’m back on track with reading and responding to your blogs; albeit at a slow pace. Thank you all for your patience! :-)

Positive Motivation Tip: Stand still when fear grips you and turn within… there are divine guardians reaching out to you.

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos via Wikipedia, DenverPost.com, Flickr or mine…Sandy’s storm, East River at 11am today via D. Shankman, via Wikipedia, Family watching the waves via CNN.com, via Flickr, or via my personal collection

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

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131 responses to “Reflections: Post Hurricane Sandy…

  1. Praying that the land heals and hands hold stronger than ever. Blessings.

  2. So glad to know that you’re safe, Elizabeth. The news I’ve been watching on CNN, is absolutely harrowing and heartbreaking. Thankfully my family in NJ are fine, and a kind friend has loaned them a small generator which will keep the fridge and furnace going until power is restored. It’s wonderful to see how people are pulling together through the tragedy. The strength of the human spirit is greater than we can ever imagine, and shows itself at its best during such times as this. Hugs to you.

    • Glad to hear your family is safe It has lived up to the expected outcomes and my heart hurts for the many that lost so much. TY!

  3. Oh dear, Eliz, I had no idea you were and are in the midst of the storm. The devastation I saw on television sent shivers up my spine. My prayers go up for you and your family.
    Your Canadian friend and neighbor.

  4. I feel so helpless. I’ve been peeled to the television, switching from WPIX to WWOR — the only NYC stations I can get here — and feeling more and more powerless. NYC looks like it was almost swallowed up by the storm. Glad to know you’re okay, Elizabeth. Almost everyone I know’s without power – well, except for those in Harlem.

    New York City will recover, I know it will. Please stay strong, Elizabeth!

  5. Reblogged this on Raw Life Wizard … – One man's journey of natural healing, spirituality, and raw food juicing. and commented:
    An quick article on the aftermath of HURRICANE SANDY (AKA: The Halloween Hurricane)

  6. Just didn’t seem right to hit “like” — continue to be safe, and know thatso many positive thoughts are flowing your way. ~ Kat

  7. Dear Elizabeth,
    I didn’t know that you were in the middle of it all, and I am so glad that you have weathered the storm. Still sending thoughts and wishes back there for everyone–I know there is much yet to do, but at least you are safe. Best wishes, Naomi

  8. Allyson Mellone

    Big hug to you and your family. I hope power is restored soon for your area. I am very saddened by the devastation that happened to many in the Hurricane’s path. I have been hearing ambulance traffic all day here on the Upper 70s.

  9. Power has just been restored to us too. I experienced this storm in the Long Beach Island, NJ area. Thank you for the post on this experience that we had.

  10. I can’t imagine how scary it must have been for you these past few days. The pictures you included in your post are dramatic and telling. Continue being safe. Positive thoughts being sent your way.

  11. Good to hear you’re safe and well Elizabeth. Look forward to your next message from the front. :)

  12. Very intense! The taxi picture is incredible. Glad you’re alright!

  13. The aftermath of Sandy is all over the news. So good to know that you are safe, Elizabeth! God bless you always ❤

    http://softvoiceofafreespirit.blogspot.com/

  14. I’m glad you are safe, Elizabeth. It is amazing to me how you managed to get out and blog while all this is going on. Your pictures are very moving. God bless you. :)

    • I wrote this one at the local place mentioned above, and it took me a couple of days to get out… We do the best we can. TY for your feedback!

      • It is amazing how long it takes to get our pieces out. I have not had any time to write while I’ve been in Seattle at a conference,. I can barely scrape up enough time to reply to comments! YIKEs!! Thanks for yours!!! :)

      • Hope things lighten up for you soon. I can relate and it hasn’t been easy with the catch-ups. We do the best we can… ;-)

      • I was away from home at a conference for five days, and having internet trouble for about 5 days before that. I just got home, and I could hardly way to get back and write to everyone! I’m feeling great to be back!!!!! :)

  15. Such devastation, just dreadful.

  16. So glad you are safe.

    It is just awe-inspiring, the way nature rules the world.

  17. Glad you’re safe & sound dear Beth….may you be blessed

    Peace & Light

  18. Such devastation. I am glad you are okay.

  19. I read the news. Please take care and I’m happy that you are safe.

  20. Dear Elizabeth, thank you for this post. I am glad to hear you are safe. Take care and keep us posted. Hugs, Sharon

  21. I’m praying for the past recovery of your place and its people..=)

  22. I’m really glad you are Ok. I didn’t even know you where in New York. What a terrible experience and more for some people. My heart goes out to them and you. I hope your life returns to normal soon, and that you can get the warmth and food we all need in this weather

  23. So many emotions filtered through my mind, exhausting me. My family and I were more fortunate than most. Our home shook and trees bent. A leak here and there, but I feel like I had an angel on my shoulder ( maybe both shoulders! ) We were informed that we probably lost our house in Brigantine, NJ but two days later we heard much better news. No power, missing siding, fence that needs mending, garage that we can swim in, but our previous little bungalow by the bay survived! Yes, Virginia. There is a God. :-)
    Well wishes to all. Happy for you, Elizabeth.

  24. Thank you for sharing Elizabeth.
    Praying for a smooth and quick recovery.

  25. Glad to know that you’re safe Eliz! We ve been following the news here too – devastating and yet, humbling- the power of nature.

  26. Relieved to see you are safe. It was hard to watch Sandy destroy everything in her path.

    It will take some time for the Eastern Seaboard to recover. Your officials seem pretty determined and focused. I can only hope that people will not expect everything to go back to normal in a very short time. The devastation is pretty severe in some places. This will take time. Just like the economy. But we will get there.

  27. I’m so glad that you are safe! Thank You for checking in, great photos and post. The rumi quote gave me chills. The other quotes were really good too. Stay Safe. Sending you a bug Hug! :+)

  28. Still rooting for you all!

  29. That is devasting and heartbreaking… Pray for fast recovering. Take care, Eliz.

  30. OMW this is hectic…Hope you are safe and wrapped up warm!!

  31. Glad you are able to venture out now. This storm was awful. It will be a long time before “normal” returns to our area of the world.

  32. Our thoughts are still with all of you who were affected by this beast!

  33. Thank goodness you are all safe. Take care Elizabeth and know that our thoughts are with you and all who have suffered from this dreadful storm.

  34. Like all the other well wishers, we’re thankful you are safe. Your positive spirit helps us all.

  35. Unbelievable tragedy for the folks on the east coast — I can’t watch much of the news coverage — so sad. But I.m thankful for your post and praying that normal life soon returns. Take care…

  36. It is really tragic – and natural disasters (or rather the aftermath) are so emotionally exhausting, often causing depression. We know how it feels as we get hit by hurricanes almost every year – some years worse than others. You just have to pull yourself back up on your feet again… We had no power for two days, but we did have water. Many other poor, rural Jamaicans have neither and others have lost all their homes and belongings. But you will pull through again. I do hope you get power and water back soon! Our thoughts are with you and I am so glad that you are safe.

  37. I share your sentiments exactly Elizabeth. We had a fabulous day today finally being able to get to Ocean City and assess damages to the house…to my amazement it is unscathed! I have never been more grateful and felt such a true feeling of blessings when I look around at the devastation up and down the coast. We are truly blessed and I want to share that blessing with you and yours.
    xob

  38. So glad you are safe…God Bless!…mkg

  39. Thank you for going out of your way to keep us informed, Elizabeth. My prayers are with everyone on the east coast. I hope people realize the power of the Rumi quotation you posted.

  40. It is good to know you are safe, Eliz. I, too, watched CNN tonight and wept at so many of the stories. The loss of life is really devastating, and it’s all hard to comprehend from clear across the country! My prayers just continue, dear one! Debra

  41. Eliz, I too am so saddened by the tremendous loss that so many are facing after Sandy. I am happy to hear that you are safe and have the heart to post. Thank you for sharing your tragedy with us and your photos. Prayers going out to y’all.

  42. I just found your blog and discovered you were in the path of Sandy. I live on the coast and know the power of hurricanes. I am glad you are safe. I will visit again.

  43. So sorry for what happen there :)

  44. So scary, those photos are amazing Elizabeth. From over here I can’t even imagine what you’ve experienced…

  45. I didn’t know you were right in it either, Elizabeth. So glad you are okay, my heart goes out to you all.

  46. You are always in my prayers and like you, my prayers and blessings go out to all affected by this great tragedy. Stay strong!
    B

  47. I hope and pray that you, your family and those that witnessed it are safe and that recovery , healing comes quickly. I witnessed hurricane Ike and it was a scary event. It is a hard situation that needed a community that help and supports each other.

  48. Wow, my heart goes out to you Elizabeth. I can only imagine the destruction that Sandy has wrought. Keep inspiring us….you always have such a way of being so incredibly thankful and positive! :)

  49. Thank you for the update AND the inspiration. Stay strong. You are definitely in all of our thoughts. Sending you ALL the positive energy I can muster up!

  50. Your photos of the Sandy aftermath are both heartbreaking and beautiful. Thank you for sharing these. I think it’s hard for us who weren’t impacted by Sandy to truly understand how devastating it was. Take care and best of luck!!

    • TY! There were lots of haunting images on the internet… I got these via HuffPost and gave credit. TY for your message. Blessings to you too.

  51. Stay safe… Hugz

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  53. The images are harrowing Eliz! So happy you are safe. Take care.

  54. So tragic! It’s sooooo good you came through it safely. Take care.

  55. Stay safe, Eliz. No really, we don’t want to miss a great top-notch blog. :D

  56. Glad to hear you are safe and well Eliz.Take care..

  57. I hope life is slowly returning back to normal. All the best wishes.

  58. Oh, how heart-wrenching! My prayers and thoughts go to all of you there. You are so nice to think of your friends here on the web. Take care and stay safe.

    ~Imelda

  59. No hurricane can crush the human spirit…We will adapt, re-adapt and keep re-adapting till the end of time. :)

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