As a career professional, volunteer, mom, wife, and friend, I focus on the positive aspects of life, even when the road is rough getting there. Life is funny. How you treat others, how you handle situations, and how you live each day is your responsibility ... so are the outcomes.
It is the simple things in life most people take for granted. On September 10th, 30 families in St. Francis lost almost everything in a terrible fire. Though everyone was able to get out, it is only partial consolation for the memories and cherished, personal belongings lost, which cannot be replaced. I have a message to share from a very good friend of mine, Tim, a Milwaukee firefighter who knows all too well the devastation and loss brought on by fires. He has taken a leading role in organizing donations.
"Everyone has probably heard about the apartment fire in St. Francis last week. One of our friends was one of the families, who lost most of their possessions, and some families lost everything! (over 30 families total) I am asking people to go through there households and see, if there is anything that they would like to donate to our friend and the other families!