About a month after moving into my trailer in the wilderness, Hurricane Katrina happened. I don't get TV where I live, so I relied on NPR giving me the details, and I caught glimpses of distraction on the Internet.
Seeing and hearing about all the devastation in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast really put things into perspective for me.
I thought about all the people who lost everything during the hurricane. One can learn very quickly what really matters to you. I could do without just about everything, as long as I have the people I love near me. I don't even care about the material things. If our storage bin was destroyed, I don't think I'd be very upset. It's just stuff.