I don't know about you, but I've never really felt helpless. I always feel like I can accomplish things if I put my mind to it, and I always think I can figure out how to solve just about any problem. I think lots of entrepreneurs feel that way. Then along comes Katrina. I'm watching these people on tv, and the miles and miles of disaster, and I feel like I can't really do anything. I can donate some blood and send some money. But I can't really help push things forward. That's what I like to do. I like to push things forward. But I can't. No one can, really, at this point. It will take months to clean up the damage before they can even start to rebuild.
It's a very strange feeling, to have this weigh so heavy on my mind, and realize this is an insolvable problem. It puts things in a much different perspective.
A young lady that interviewed me recently about entrepreneurship asked me "are entrepreneurs happy?" It was a question I have never been asked. I don't know if most of them are or not. But in general, I think most workers aren't. Times like this, when you realize how quickly you can lose everything, really highlight the importance of being happy as much as possible.
Things come and go so easily. I hope you find joy each day in whatever it is that you do.