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January 18, 2014

RAY DAY: Bless those who care

As the sun shines in the daytime, so does the darkness come to us each night. We live our lives as how the season is.

Recently we experienced a tornado at a time when we would of had late fall weather. And just the other week, we experienced an early winter storm that just about put us in a time of lost power, with ice and snow covering the streets and yards of just about everyone here in the Midwest.

Last year we endured many days without rain, and the air was so full of steamy moisture, we used the air conditioner just about every day. Many of our gardens suffered a loss due to the conditions that it had to grow in. So was this a bad time, or one that opened our eyes to the fact that anything at anytime can come forth in our everyday lives and we have to learn to adjust to that fact?

The tornado was one that was bad enough for many in our area, yet it did not “qualify” for aid from our government because of the guidelines it uses to decide on that possible help that our tax money pays for. Yet when it comes to us here in America, we dish our money and food to countries that are too lazy to do it on their own.

And the winter so far has been terrible on people who are legal citizens, as they had to resort to living in cold homes and not having the things that we give freely to other countries. Our people actually gave of themselves with long hours and cold bodies to get the power back on and the streets cleaned enough to allow others to go somewhere to be fed and have warm blankets to cover with during the days and nights.

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