By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
What did I do to prep this week?
By Bev Sandlin, Executive Editor
I would like to thank Servantheart for sharing with Harold our efforts here at SCP. And I would like you ALL to Welcome Harold as a new Editor-At-Large! Harold has an unbelievable wealth of knowledge and experience that he is willing to share with all of us! Thank you Harold for stepping up to the plate and sharing with us all!
Many hands make a light load! To become an Editor-At-Large is only committing to one article/submission of a YouTube video you think is important/Preparedness Tip/Great article you saw on another website that you think would be valuable for other SCP readers a month. And being part of a circle of committed seasoned preppers who are trying to bring YOU prudent, practical preparedness information—we talk about how to Serve YOU all the time! J
And as we are talking about service, Rourke has added an “instant comment” feature to the site which almost allows for a “chat room” like atmosphere in the comments section of a post. AND he has added “emoticons” at the bottom of the comments box for us to play with at the suggestion of Jonesobo100! Gotta love toys!
Since my week has been spent organizing my preparedness supplies. And I actually got into my Pandemic Bucket to get out bottles of antiseptic hand cleaners and single pouches for my purse and Bob’s pocket to, hopefully, stave off the flu that is so prevalent this year! It has left me with lots of time to think as I worked.
As preppers (I personally loathe that word, but whatever…) we concentrate so much on things. But with my Mother’s birthday this week, it has turned my thoughts to, perhaps, even more important preparedness issues. My relationship with my God. My relationship with myself (How good I am to me?). My relationship with those I love and care about. My relationship to YOU.
And what do you do for those you love and cherish? Mom has everything she wants, devoted children, and a wonderful man friend besides–she’s widowed. Purchased gifts seem so shallow sometimes. And perhaps my favorite memories with Mother were the times she would take us kids out to search for sparkly rocks in the dry washes and gullies of the surrounding countryside. So this week I decided to grab my bag of wire wrapping/jewelry making supplies, along with some pretty rocks and sparkling geodes, and make the trek to Mother’s house. We spent the time chatting and she picked out a rock for a fan pull, I wrapped a geode for a necklace for her and we traded rocks! J Time and memories, perhaps the most priceless of gifts.
And then there are the people who are in our lives every day; the one’s we most easily take for granted. Bob and I are ex’s, but we are together again perhaps because neither of us wants to be alone. He works nights; I sleep nights. But when he comes home in the morning, I rub his back before he goes to sleep in bed. And when he leaves at night, I always try to leave him with a smile. He may not come home… I may not wake in the morning when he does… But these little rituals prepare us for a day when everything will change; and we will, hopefully have no regrets in how we treated each other. Preparing for whatever may come…
Well, that sounds melancholy! But it’s not! Rather to celebrate each day we have because that is all we have. Just as we have faith and pray for guidance and deliverance each day, being good to the ones we love that are in our lives today is so important!
How have I prepared this week? Perhaps I have prepared beyond things and skills and doing. Perhaps I am preparing my heart for trouble ahead. Thankful all the while for what I have today!
I wrote this after reading a recent post on MSO on Economic Collapse Predictions which is a PDF that you can download and/or print, food for thought: http://modernsurvivalonline.com/via-the-economic-collapse-blog-50-predictions-for-2013/?pfstyle=wp
Preview of the week to come…
- Emergency Power…..Now!
- More downloads
- Prepper List – Part 1 of 3
- An Underground Economy
- and much more……
Okay Patriots, what did YOU do this week to prep?
A smile for you…
DEAR GOD…. purple and orange
A Nun asked her Sunday School class to write a note to God……..
Dear GOD: Instead of letting people die and having to make new ones, why don’t you just keep the ones You have? ~~Johnny
Dear GOD: I bet it is very hard for You to love all of everybody in the whole world. There are only 4 people in our family and I can never do it. ~~Nan
Dear GOD: I read the Bible. What does “beget” mean? Nobody will tell me. ~~Love, Alison
Dear GOD: Did You mean for the giraffe to look like that or was it an accident? ~~Norma
Dear GOD: I went to this wedding and they kissed right in church. Is that okay? ~~Neil
Dear GOD: Thank you for the baby brother, but what I prayed for was a puppy. ~~Joyce
Dear GOD: Please send me a pony. I never asked for anything before You can look it up. ~~Bruce
Dear GOD: If we come back as something – Please don’t let me be Jennifer Horton because I hate her. ~~Denise
Dear GOD: My brother told me about being born but it doesn’t sound right. They’re just kidding, aren’t they? ~~Marsha
Dear GOD: We read Thomas Edison made light. But in Sunday school they said you did it. So I bet he stole your idea. ~~Sincerely, Donna
Dear GOD: I didn’t think orange went with purple until I saw the sunset you made on Tuesday. That was cool. ~~Sara
In God We Trust
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