This past month many on our continent have faced many natural disasters in one form or another. We have seen wild fires, hurricanes and earthquakes. Some of these came with warnings and some did not. We witness a great deal of destruction and great deal of human compassion in the face of tragedy. What I find so fascinating about us humans is that we are at the same time fragile and resilient. In one situation, we can stand in the face of adversity, but in the next breath we just might not be able to endure. We just do not know and we can never know for sure. Sometimes we are caught off guard and our lives are changed forever. Sometimes we can plan everything and our plan goes wrong. I ask that we take a moment and remember those who did not survive this disastrous month of September. Take a moment to think about how fragile our lives are. Take a moment and think about the fact that we are more alike than we are different. What we could change in our world if we just took a moment to remember who we are? What could we do if we just decided to remember what strength we all have within ourselves? Everywhere disasters struck this last month still faces a long uphill battle to restore functioning lives. Take the opportunity to act in any way that presents itself to aid those in need. Remember we are all in this life together.