Orange You Glad It's Over??

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

If you live anywhere near the Eastern Seaboard of the US you're probably just recovering from that nasty b*#$% named Sandy. She swooped in here and just messed it all up for us. We have our lives, our routines...all the good stuff we take for granted every day; and then Sandy just shows up and literally slaps us all with this huge reality check: Guess what? We're small, helpless and don't control squat. There's only one that's in charge...and it's G-d.

When our electricity came on today, my family and I were screaming and dancing like we had won the lottery. And of course the obvious lesson here is that we need to be happy with all of the little-BIG things we have in our lives every single day. "Who is rich? One who is happy with his lot"- Pirke Avot 4:1 And we all have a lot.  All we need is to have it taken away from us for a while to see how important the little things are and how lucky we are.

As devastating as large disasters like Sandy are to us, the one thing they do accomplish is to bring humanity together. I saw such an interesting and heartwarming phenomenon today while I was driving in my local town. Many traffic lights were out, and I noticed that even without a police officer directing traffic, people were following a basic traffic rhythm at the busy intersections. Cars would go one way, then a considerate person would stop and allow cars to go the other way, and while this continued people waited patiently and yielded for each other. It was a rhythm of human consideration, and it was truly heartwarming to see. We were all trying to help each other.

May we all be blessed from now on that there be no more disasters. And most importantly, may we all continue to be kind and considerate to our fellow humans without having to be prompted by tragedy and destruction.

And, I figured that since we've all been seeing lots and lots of grey over the past week or so, I'd share some fun fashion in vibrant orange to brighten up you day. Orange you glad the storm is over? Here's to brighter days!

For those of you who sustained damage to your property or still don't have power, my heart goes out to you and I am praying for you.

Until next time,
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  1. So glad you got your power back. Funny, I just sent you an email checking to make sure you were okay when a link to your post showed up in my inbox. Great minds! xo

  2. Oh yes, my prayers and thoughts are with all who are affected by this disaster!!

    It is so true Sharon, if only we could all be more human and kind everyday of our lives.

    Art by Karena

  3. I am so glad you all are safe!!! :)


  4. Oh my Sharon!!
    It is so beautiful what you wrote and the kindness in people seems to be more visible after a pain has been felt ... And I wish like you that it was always visible and there were no more disasters.
    I am glad to hear that you are all safe... And feel even bad for asking an advice on paintings today!
    Thank you for your help despite your hardship.
    Love the fashions, especially the 3 image - the pleated skirt - and her hair! I am determined to grow and style it that way (: so keep me to it please! Big hugs to you! Hope the storm passes soon! Xox z

  5. It was quite a day for us here in NY indeed. So happy for you and your loved ones that you got your power back. Love these orange choices!

    Happy Halloween xoxo


  6. You are so right: real humanity always shows in a crisis. I'm glad to hear you and your family are well and safe and it's good to bring back some normality with pops of orange :-) xo

  7. A lot's of inspirations I can find here :) Great blog! I would like to invite you to me :) Let's follow each other if you like :)

  8. Dearest Sharon, wonderfully worded!!! and your choice of photos perfect for driving away the gloomy grays.

    Life is such a gift, one that we need to remember/learn is precious and truly enjoy each moment with kindness, love, and respect for others. Hugs and blessings, C. (HHL)

  9. I'm glad you got your electricity back. We don't get those hurricanes out here on the west coast but I've been through a few earthquakes and lost power. Love all the orange fashions!


  10. Hello Sharon, I have been reading your posts and find your blog has beautiful interesting images and I like your content being both personal and informational.

    I have so little time to blog with working full time and taking 5 ballet classes a week but am always thinking ahead and am interested in finding my niche eventually. My main concern is with time constrictions I cannot even think about being on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and all the rest of it. Do you think it is imperative to be a part of all the Social Media if one has a good idea for a service or product? Thank you for your feedback in advance.

  11. Lovely post! Glad it has passed and you are all safe :)

    Laura xo

  12. Hi dear, good to hear you're all safe after the terrible weather, its only in these situations that we realise how important life and the little things are. Lovely orange inspiration!

  13. What a relief to here that you and your family and friends are safe and sound! Mother Nature really is a scary force to be reckoned with and my heart goes out to anyone and everyone that has been affected by such a terrifying storm (especially the poor people in New Jersey). But your upbeat attitude is wonderful and I really love this beautiful orange-themed college!


  14. Who knows, maybe politician can even be civil to each other. Every voice I here from people that are okay and just needed electricity is good news.

    Be well.


  15. I'm so happy to hear that you and your family is ok and safe
    It's true, we take so many things for granted...
    Luv Sonia, Xo

  16. I think this is a wonderful post. I live in Jamaica which was the first island to be hit by the storm and realized that I have a lot to be grateful for. I lost power for three hours while some living at the other end of the island had to do without for nearly a week and others still have no running water :(

    In loove with the Marc Jacobs jacket btw ;)

  17. Sharon, I am sooooo happy to read this post! Do you know some are still complaining about the electricity. I know it's a HUGE inconvenience! I've been there! I'm from New Orleans! But REALLY, you still have your life, some loss theirs! you still have your home, some loss theirs! SO IT WAS REFRESHING to FINALLY read a post where someone is grateful! Kudos to you hun. Glad you got your power back! GOD controls all of this! LOVING the orange fashion inspirations. They are beautiful! Always been a fan of orange.

  18. well you know I love orange...great shots!
    I am SO happy to hear you have me hope that ours is soon to follow. We fled to our philly condo on Tuesday...w the newborn I needed power for heat/bottles we were very lucky to be able to leave. So many aren't so fortunate...I simply cannot believe the devastation. It is heartbreaking. Glad to hear you and family are OK>

  19. Sharon!

    So glad you are all okay and that your power is back on! We live in a mountainous area here in the pacific northwest that is prone to significant storm damage including extended power outages. We finally broke down and bought a generator!

    Loving all the orange today!

    Take care and have a nice weekend!

  20. Glad your electricity is back! My heart goes out to you and everyone affected by the tragedy!

    Hugs :)

    camille @ wildfleur

  21. So pleased you are OK Sharon. My God! the whole few days looked horrendous watching from London. Sometimes it really does take a disaster from Mother Nature to make us realize how insignificant we really are, and to be grateful for the small things we always take for granted. Sending prayers your way xx

  22. You hae a good idea with your vibrant post ;)
    Its unusual but i don't live in the us and we still got here a really big storm in ur city who did a lot of damage the same day!... maybe sandy jr?

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