How would you fill in the blank? For this discussion, we'll assume you and your family are safe and sound, merely displaced or stranded temporarily from the disaster that blew past your home. What would you crave? What would calm you in the midst of chaos? What yearning would grow in the hours as you wait for things to return to normal? What one thing could "make everything bearable?"
Chewing gum? Hot coffee? A ponytail holder? Some hand lotion? Chocolate? A deck of cards? A bible?
Now... how would the rest of your family fill in the black?
A blankie? A teddy bear? Fruit snacks? A video game? A good book? Their music? Candyland? A box of Legos?
For most of us, surviving a disaster will not be a life and death ordeal, but how we feel in uncertain times will certainly be remembered. You can take steps today to ensure that your heart and mind stay safe after an emergency by adding a few items to your Disaster Kit that will bring hope and warmth and smiles to difficult circumstances.