|Missouri River Relief Team|
This year was a bit more challenging than last because there was so much more forestry to maneuver beyond to get to trash and other debris.
This project always puts into perspective how blessed we all are and how often we take for granted our blessings. As I was lugging trash from the depths of the woods to the shore line I couldn't help but think about all the people in countries that do not have clean drinking water to consume or bathe in. It inspired me to treasure more dearly our environment and the resources it provides to bring my life greater ease.
It is one thing to see the damage from a natural disaster on television, but to be situated in the heart of where such devastation occurred it truly humbling. The work we did made me so appreciative of everything in my life, my triumphs, my hardships and even my shortcomings. It also made me realize how fragile life is and how important it is to maintain a grateful spirit even in the most challenging of times.