Do you ever notice how people really get overwhelmed with a storm on the way? Right now, here in Texas, there is a winter storm warning with a hard freeze headed this way. The roads are filled with passionate drivers, the local HEB’s shelves are being pillaged, and the gas station is starting to feel the strain. The weather report is calling for a couple of days of freezing nights, and people have hit their breaking point!
The truth is, we have made it through storms before, and we will again. Sure, it is always a great idea to be prepared for electric outages or water shortages, but shouldn’t that have been thought of during the summer time? Meaning, we had plenty of time, especially in Texas, to prepare for a cold snap. In fact, 2 years ago, we had electric outages for 5 days, and many suffered because of the lack of preparation for that storm.
If you knew it was possible to have bad weather, why didn’t you prepare before so late?
The truth is, it is human nature to procrastinate. We procrastinate with our health all the time:
- Waiting until we have a health scare to change our diet.
- Waiting until we are 100lbs overweight to go on a diet.
- Waiting until we have been diagnosed with a serious, preventable health problem before we take calculated, simple steps to live a healthier life.
- Waiting for pain to get your nerve supply checked by a Chiropractor.
We have all heard it, but I will say it again:
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
-Benjamin Franklin, 1736