Sometimes it takes the worst of situations to remind us how lucky we are.

We all had a taste of disaster recently. A little reminder that things go wrong; fortune misses; luck runs out.

Most of us escaped the worst of it with only a small scar — a lingering reminder that it could have been worse.

A reminder that things don’t just happen to other people. They happen to people like us, on days like today.

Whether we like to admit it or not, we’re all in this life together. Bad luck isn’t picky, it can claim any of us in a moment.

Which is reassuring, because we wouldn’t want good luck to be choosy either.