Excuse du jour: Nothing bad is going to happen, silly!
I was meant to live in Disneyland. I should have been born right there on Main Street U.S.A. with the marching parade announcing my birth! Is there any better place to escape reality? When I’m in Disneyland, the world outside ceases to exist. It’s fun to pretend that bills, taxes, and death don’t apply here!
A lot of people I know have that attitude when it comes to our changing and uncertain times.
“If I ignore it, it will go away!”
“This is America! Nothing bad is going to happen, silly!”
Well, guess what? Bad things happen at Disneyland, and if they can happen there, they can happen anywhere. Just because America has been a powerful and safe nation, doesn’t mean it always will be.
We saw with Hurricane Katrina and 9/11, in particular, that unimaginable catastrophes can and do happen. Just because something has never happened in our lifetime, doesn’t mean it can’t or won’t.
In an instant, for any one of us, everything can change.
Maybe we pretend that scary things won’t ever happen because we don’t know where to begin. Take some simple steps this week to start preparing for whatever uncertain and yes, scary, times might lie ahead. Check out my page, Preparedness 101 for some simple steps toward getting started. You’ll find that as you begin taking some basic steps toward preparing for emergencies, your confidence level will rise
What’s your Excuse du Jour (excuse of the day)? Let me know if I haven’t answered yours yet!
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