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Saturday, June 27, 2009

Prepping, Adapting, or Both?

Don't have a lot of time this morning for a long post - but wanted to throw out a thought for you all to "ponder" this weekend - please discuss in the comments if you feel comfortable doing so.

I know that most of us are feeling that no matter how hard we try to make our voices heard, our government is just not listening. They continue down a road that many of us believe is going to bring America to its knees. Cap and Trade, Socialized Health Care, umpteen-hundred Bailouts for crooked big business, ruining the value of the dollar, apologizing to all of the nations of the world for our past and the list goes on and on and on.

In the past several days, my husband and I have been talking more and more about our need to not only "prep", but make plans and create ideas for how to ADAPT. In my mind, prepping and planning to adapt go hand in hand.

Prepping is very important. There are real-life events that can take place that we need to be prepared for. Tornadoes. Ice Storms. Earthquakes. Hurricanes. Job Loss. Swine Flu. We know these things happen and could happen to us, if they haven't already.

But we also know that we cannot possibly put away enough "preps" to last us a lifetime. We can be prepared for a few days, weeks, months or perhaps years should there be an event that disrupts our usual day-to-day activities. But a lifetime?

What would you do if you had to completely change, for a very long-time (as in many years) or perhaps permanently, the way you live your life?

To get your brain started thinking this way - consider for example, the award-winning athlete who becomes a quadriplegic in an automobile accident. Life forever drastically changed, without warning. How does this person adapt? How does this person re-learn how to perform day to day activities that are now more difficult than ever before?

This is the kind of "learning to adapt" change that I'm talking about. Have you thought about it? Have you thought through what you would do to live, to survive, if the times changed to such a degree that the way we've always done things is no longer relevant?

Just a little food for thought to start the weekend. I'd love to hear your thoughts on this. Now, I'm off to make some cucumber relish.

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