As we write this, we know that South Florida is recovering from Hurricane Irma. We sincerely hope that all of you — our dear friends — are all okay, and that your homes, apartments, and offices are up and running again.
Even though we’re dealing with lots of downed trees and power outages, it looks as though we “dodged a bullet.” As scary as the storm was, it could have been a lot worse. We are certainly grateful that our community did not take a direct hit, and though nobody wishes for hurricanes, it sometimes takes disasters to remind us of the value of being grateful.
In times like these, when we think about what we could have lost, we are even more appreciative of what we have — like our health, our families, and our friends. In our normal lives, it’s surprisingly easy to take our blessings for granted. When we work with singles, we always stress the many advantages they already have, even if they have yet to find their soulmate. The more we make gratitude a key part of our lives today, the more open we can be moving forward.
One of the things we are grateful for is that we get to call South Florida home. We’ve both lived here for a long time now, and we’ve always been proud to serve this community. We’re already encouraged by all the ways — both large and small — that people are reaching out to one another, and helping those in the greatest need.
Yes, we have been battered by Hurricane Irma, but our community spirit has never been stronger. Together, we will show the world that our generosity shines as bright as the Florida sun.
Barbara and Nancy