We have the power to wind them up, or calm them down. We have the means to turn a calling loud parrot into a whispering parrot. We have the influence to create a confident bird, or an insecure one. They give us that power, freely.
Hurricane/Tropical Storm/Annoying weather Elsa is on her way. They say she's knocking on the door of our area. Personally I think she'll end up a respectable CAT1, not a fringe CAT1. And I think we're not going to like minute of it. Storm preparation aside, there's all kinds of opinions and ideas out there. It's personal. And geographical. And financial. Storm preparation is so influenced by our pocketbooks, our cars, our zip code, our fortitude. I'm not writing anything about that. End of day, it is personal, and when you love something, you do your best.
I'm interested in the no cost preparation for these types of things. You. Your head. Your attitude. Your perseverance and body language. The way you walk into and out of a room tells your companion everything they need to know.
No matter what you're worried about for yourself and your companions (any species including spouse), you have all the power to make it through and make it a little easier. Pause your mind. Kiss your companion. Look at your self and your place in this mad world and remember this is it. This is all there really is, right now. And that's spectacular. Even inside the eye of a hurricane.