Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Thinking of Japan
Yesterday, I had lots of errands to run. As I drove around, I kept thinking of the people in Japan, so many of them homeless now. As I drove past Starbucks, the one with the awesome drive-up window, I thought of all of the Japanese people who must be cold and hungry, some of them even having difficulty finding clean water to drink.
Here for us, life goes on. Kids go to school, we go to work, we all come home, have dinner, talk about the new stove that's needed and contemplate how to pay for it exactly. There's homework to do, e-mails to answer, and laundry piles to deal with. Always the laundry. And yet, across the world, life has stopped for so many. Loved ones gone, homes gone, a normal life - gone.
It is hard to know what to do, isn't it? Our family has decided we will forego our usual Friday night meal of take-out pizza and have something simple at home instead. I've sent that money to the Red Cross. And we will think and pray for the people in Japan. Yesterday I thought, if everyone in the US gave up their daily stop at Starbucks for just one day and sent that money to the Red Cross, how much money would we raise? I bet it'd be a lot.
HERE IS THE LINK to donate money to the Red Cross, and specifically help the people of Japan, in case you haven't done so yet and think there is something you can give up this week, like we are doing.
Thanks for reading.
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This is just a tragedy. I really hope we can make a difference.ReplyDelete
That's a really interesting thought. It definitely would be a lot of money if everyone were to donate even $1! Japan has been hit with a huge wave of unlucky incidents. Really breaks my heart. I haven't seen any boxes or buckets yet, so I probably will end up donating online.ReplyDelete
Thank you for the link and the inspiration to do more for those poor people in Japan.ReplyDelete
My thoughts and prayers are with Japan.ReplyDelete
I recently bought a Lady Gaga Japan Earthquake Relief Bracelet, it has "We Pray For Japan" in both English and Japanese on it. 100% of the proceeds will go to the Tsunami Relief EffortsReplyDelete
Since hearing of Japan's heart breaking tragedy, we have been wanting to help in some way - so thank you for posting this link.ReplyDelete
It's so sad to hear the tragedy in Japan. I always pray for Japan. I hope they would getting better. Thanks f this post.ReplyDelete