I think this goes without saying, but today I am thankful that my long-distance family and friends are all safe from Hurricane Sandy. I know it can still pack a wallop tonight and through the coming days, but it's comforting to know that the people I know and love along the east coast are ok after the initial brunt of the storm.
My family is in New York, and I have a lot of friends up & down the coast including New Hampshire, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, Pennsylvania and North Carolina. It's heartbreaking to me to see the pictures of the devastating wind & rain damage, not to mention the flooding. As I sat here in sunny, mild west Texas watching the news coverage, I hope everyone knows that my thoughts and prayers were with them thousands of miles away!