“When the student is ready the teacher will appear” is an old Druid adage. I imagine there are similar versions of this maxim from many philosophers and theosophical sources, but at its heart is the thought that when we are open to ideas and look at things with fresh eyes, there is much to be seen. As we continue to work through the aftermath of the winter storm that created such havoc and sadness in Texas, our eyes have been opened to the need for fresh water every day everywhere.
During that week of water woes, my posse of lovely Rotary ladies did what we always do – we went back and forth all week texting one another, seeing if anyone needed anything; all the normal things good friends do to comfort and stay in touch with one another. This is a group of close friends who always have a positive attitude and a good sense of humor even in the darkest of times. We shared how neighbors stepped up to help fix pipes, lend tools and plumping supplies, share food cooked on their gas grills and so much more.