Still world-changing, despite the storm
Here we would like to give you some ideas about how we as WorldChangers go about facing the storm while still trying to make the world a better place – person by person, heart by heart. Plus we’ll offer you some hurricane preparedness tips to make sure you have all of your bases covered.
Hurricane season is upon us and it appears that Hurricane Dorian is ramping up to a Category 4 storm. Change the World of One’s headquarters are right in its path so we are battening down the hatches and preparing. As gas, bread and water are in high demand and short supply and sometimes it feels like panic is reining, we are still trying to change the world of one person at a time, especially in our own homes and neighborhoods.
The Silver Lining…
In a world where we often feel we are in control of our time and destiny, it is humbling to witness Mother Nature rearing her head and taking control once in a while. The intensity of these storms is astonishing. Despite the tragic loss of life and destruction that can be incurred, there is also a silver lining.
When we band together to fight a common enemy, a renewed sense of togetherness and camaraderie can be forged. During a time when we all face the same imminent threat, we often think to check in on our friends, family, loved ones and neighbors who might be affected. Though we’re not fans of hurricanes, we at Change the World of One encourage you to take this opportunity to make the best of this situation and connect with others. Here’s a nice way to start.
The Power of Hurricane Bouquets
Whipping hurricane-force winds often destroy the delicate petals and composition of flowers. So why not bring the flowers inside to weather the storm? Better yet, make it a tradition, and use it to brighten others’ lives during this time. On the day before a hurricane go outside (and bring kids if you have them – they love “rescuing the flowers”) and pick all the flowers you can find. Flowers from your garden, blooms on trees, wildflowers, pretty weeds, colorful leaves, fanciful sticks – anything goes.
Bring your botanical treasures inside and tie them into simple posies then go visit your neighbors and friends to hand out your hurricane bouquets while checking up on them, making sure everyone is ready for the storm. A lady once said that receiving a hurricane bouquet was the best part of her hurricane experience, because it brought a bit of beauty and life into her dark, shuttered home during the storm, reminding her that she was loved. There you have it – the power of the hurricane bouquet.
Hurricane Preparedness Tips
During the upcoming storm and any other storms this season, please make sure that you, your family, friends, pets and neighbors are all safe. Change the world of one person at a time by showing them you care during this critical time. We have compiled a list of tips for you to make sure you are prepared.