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.