Thursday, May 22, 2008

Have you seen a unicorn?

You Choose: Preparedness or Becoming A Unicorn

How many of you think you may be related to the unicorn? Or have you considered that you might even be a unicorn?

Were the Unicorns Forgotten? Or …

A few years ago there was a popular song sung by the Irish Rovers Dirt Band. It was about Noah, the building of a large ark, and the gathering of the animals. The “star” of this particular song was the unicorn, which was a particular favorite of the Lord. Noah was reminded repeatedly, “don’t you forget my unicorn.” Perhaps you remember? “There were green alligators and long necked geese, humpty backed camels and chimpanzees; cats and rats and “ely-phants” and sure as you’re born, don’t you forget my unicorn.” … Noah completed the ark and started calling the animals, but the unicorn paid no attention because they were laughing and playing games. Soon it started to rain, yet the unicorns continued to kick and splash, caught up in playing silly games. “As the rain came down and floated them away, … the unicorns looked up from the rocks and they cried … “and that’s why you’ll never see a unicorn to this very day.”

Are There “Unicorns” In Your Puddles?

Even today the rains come down and the waters rise. Already as the first quarter of this year has passed, many people have looked frantically for their “Ark.” Torrential rains and floods have ravaged parts of the U.S and other countries. In some of the puddles that remain, if you look closely, there will be “unicorns” splashing and saying that there is still time to “play games.”

Weather’s Visual Aids:

The weather on a national and international basis continues to provide visual aids for the Preparedness Classroom. We are coming upon the hurricane season this year and still reeling from the winter season, that blanketed and buffeted, with severe intensity, much of the world. Earthquakes of extremely high magnitudes continue to jolt the world. Some appearing in places where faults were previously unknown.

Consider Your Situation and a “Homework Assignment:”

It’s time that you seriously consider a sense of urgency as it applies to your individual situation. Should you think such recommendations are “scare tactics,” a homework assignment may convince you otherwise. For the next three days, just three days, see how many unicorns you can find. Should you find one to ten, it’s an indication that you still have time to play. If your search reveals less than one, then it should be proof that in your part of the world it’s time to take action!

Attitude?
What and who is influencing your attitude? When it comes to a theme such as issue’s of biological threats and pandemics, sometimes that would seem to be a better unicorn. But surely there are some things that you can do to make the aftermath better should any disaster decide to come your way. Especially if you have a family that includes small children there have got to be things that can be done, by starting immediately. There are so many rumors flying out there; so many “The End of The World Is Coming” kind of fear tactics that need to be evaluated. Some fear is good if it motivates you into doing something positive and possible. Fear that resonates, “run, run the sky is falling,” won’t help at all.

That means, right now, start your homework assignment.. By the way, I am interested in the unicorn count in your part of the world.

Copyright 2008, © Salsbury Enterprises, Barbara Salsbury

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2 comments:

Candace E. Salima said...

I love unicorns! That was one of my favorite songs when I was a child. On top of that, I am so excited that you are now blogging! My favorite personal preparedness expert! Welcome to Blogland!

Linda Keilbart Scanlan said...

Barbara, Candace has told me so much about you. I'm excited you're part of Blogland now. I'm linking to you on my blog.