Thursday, March 17, 2011


And suddenly, worrying about final papers, your job, changing the tires on your car, going on dates (or not), picking the right outfit, snow in March, counting carbs, affording the latest Ipad... doesn't seem so bad. Seems pretty great. How very blessed we are to have the worries we do.

I always feel really helpless when things like this happen - like I should be "there" instead of "here" with a great job in a beautiful city taking advantage of my opportunities to go to school and live safely day to day. People across the world are struggling for clean water,shelter, dealing with death and devastation, and I get up and drive less than a mile to work and eat food when I'm hungry and drink water when I'm thirsty. I tell you, if I could jump on a plane to Japan tomorrow... in an  hour...  I would do it. I'd do whatever they wanted me to do. But I can't. And most of you can't either, though we want to. And I know you probably feel as helpless as I do. BUT we CAN donate. So donate HERE or HERE. I'm sure anything helps.



jaime said...

It is always heart wrenching and scary when the unexpected happens and innocent lives are lost. Which is why it's so important for us in our own lives to be prepared as much as we can physically as well as spiritually.

Andrea Jolene said...

True that girl. If I may, "If ye are prepared, you shall not fear..." I think there's a lot of truth to that in so so SO many ways.