We all listened and watched as Hurricane Sandy destroyed much of the East Coast leaving many people desperate for help.  Our hearts go out to those who have lost family and friends, those who have lost their homes, and those without food, gas and electricity.  Rebuilding their neighborhoods, homes and lives will be a long, hard process.

On a personal note, I have seen many of the landmarks and neighborhoods that I have spent time in, destroyed by this storm.  I can’t even imagine what I would do if I still lived back East.

As Americans, we help each other in times of need.  It has always been that way.  Disney has donated $2 million to the relief fund, and many businesses across the country are adding to the fund, as well.

So, can you believe that some of the runners who were registered to participate in the NYC Marathon are very upset because Mayor Bloomberg cancelled the race.  By the way, this was a no-brainer . . . what took him so long to make this decision?

Most likely these people are “out-of-town” runners thinking of nothing more than themselves and crossing the finish line in a spurt of glory.

What precipitated this rant was when I read about a man from Italy who had flown into New York just for the race.  He actually told a reporter for the Daily News that he felt tricked and robbed, because he spent money for his flight and other expenses.  Now, there’s a real “special” human being!  He is not the only one who feels this way.  Many others are running through Central Park to make up for the cancelled marathon, because they are also very disappointed at Bloomberg’s decision.  Maybe these people should funnel their energy into helping at the shelters, instead of making it all about themselves.  You think?

Let’s be hopeful that these narcissistic people are NOT the majority!