Love One Another

Author: Kimberly N. Powell, DDS, MS

A disaster is a serious disruption, occurring over a relatively short time, of the functioning of a community or a society involving widespread human, material, economic or environmental loss and impacts, which exceeds the ability of the affected community or society to cope using its own resources (Wikipedia). Disasters, natural and man-made, have occurred since the beginning of time. Each event, no matter the magnitude, no matter the location, is matched by the selfless, unwavering, compassionate, generous efforts of people serving one another for the welfare of the community. In recent months, we have been overwhelmed with news of floods, fires, and massacres. With things happening so quickly, it seems difficult to know where to direct your efforts. But, we come together, our police officers, healthcare workers, fire fighters, soldiers, neighbors, educators, friends, seeing no difference between us and pull on the rope together. We show up to do what we can, what we must to ensure that we all are taken care of, and our society is preserved. Because while we are here, our charge is to simply love one another.