These last few days have taken their toll on all of us. You may be one who has been displaced, which I cannot imagine, or have family and friends who have been without a home due to this disaster. You may be one who has damaged property or just worried about our state and where do we go from here.

Watching the news and listening to our coverage, while helpful and informative, can start to take it's toll on the mind. It is very easy to get depressed and overwhelmed right now. I found it necessary to take a break this weekend for a few hours at a time. I found that my whole family was so emotionally shot that we needed to breathe. You need mind and body to be strong to fight all we have in front of us right now. Make sure you take a few minutes each day to let your mind wander. Listen to some music or play a game on your phone for a minute or 2. We need a break from constant bad news. I am not saying we turn our backs on the needs of us and others just to give your brain a little break to get strong for the long fight ahead. It is a great idea to talk to your kids about what is going on and to take advantage of any counseling available at the help centers. Talking to someone about what is going on can be very good for the mind and soul.

If there is one thing we have learned about the residents of Colorado is that no matter what you throw at us, blizzard, fire, tornado or flood, we will be right here standing tall. This state is full of survivors. Charge your batteries and get ready to power on through. We are Colorado strong.