Man-made Tsunamis Begin as Ripples
- Man-made Tsunamis Begin as Ripples
Although the Tsunami of 2005 began during the final
days of 2004, the full consequences were not known
until after January 1, 2005. For that reason, people
will forever refer to that cataclysmic event as the
Tsunami of 2005. We've spent the past few days
remembering those who suffered the horrors of death,
injury, disease, and homelessness. Sadly, recovery is
slow, and as we enter 2006, the pain continues.
When a tsunami is born, it gently rocks boats out
at sea. In its youth, a tsunami rushes towards
shore seeking shallow harbor water. As the tsunami
matures, its power grows so that a tsunami can
alter landscapes. Natural disasters of this sort
are painful lessons to be learned by one generation,
and are often forgotten by the next. Such cataclysmic
events exist to repeat themselves, for that is the
nature of our living planet.
Last night, I made the resolution to work harder
this year. Each time we go the extra yard in helping
others, we create tiny ripples in an enormous ocean.
Please observe closely the next time you throw a rock
into a lake or large body of water. It's always a
bulls-eye! Ripples continue long after the primary
Create enough ripples, and one makes waves. Resolve
to make waves. Wavemakers are often unpopular, but
a man who has never made a wave has turned his own
back on human potential, obligation, and destiny.
In a sense, he has died before he has been born.
Together we can erode ignorance, and change our
landscape for the better.
There will forever be ripples and tsunamis.
Learn to channel their power for the good of all.
Have a very happy and healthy 2006.