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All I hear now is how much so-and-so and who-and-such messed up in responding to Katrina. But blaming anyone is not productive. We need to just help, learn, show compassion in every way possible, and move forward. (If you didn't hear the Dalai Lama address this recently, find it!) It's silly that hearings and commissions are already being discussed. Those things take time, money and resources that should be going to the victims, and no doubt, they'll all undoubtably turn into power/money grabs in the end.
Watching 9/11 coverage on Sunday and everything about Katrina, an unnecessary family break-up in my extended family, and some reading I've done recently has really changed my perspective on life. Life is too short to do anything but love each other, from those we are close to and commited to love, to those we've never met. Without love, we are left with nothing.
I make too much room in my life for regret and worry, mostly about little things, or things I can do nothing about. Regret is just worry that looks backwards, and worry is just misdirected creativity. When I let go of those two things, and just focus on loving others, my life really makes more sense, and I make better decisions.