Police and Hydro Quebec workers survey the scene where a section of road on a causeway collapsed following an earthquake in Bowman, Que., on June 23, 2010. Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press Picture from Globe and Mail
People were atwitter today about the earthquake that shook Ottawa, Ontario. Apparently it happens about every 20 years or so. Judging from the news, it scared some people and had them running to get outside.
Here in my neck of the woods, I didn't even feel it although friends and family told me that they did.
It's been reported that all manner of things have been taking place all over the world to bring it back into balance. All we have to do is look at Haiti for example.
We have to get back to what truly matters and that would be each other. People matter. Our neighbours are just like us but do we even take the time to get to know them. It seems that only a tragedy brings out our innate goodness and allows us to work together for a common good. So that is exactly what is happening all over the world.
Lucky for us Ontarians and Quebecers the quake today was just a little wake up call. Hopefully we have a plan should the likelihood of another bigger one occur.