Monday, March 14, 2011
Count Your Blessings
All the disaster and suffering going on in Japan is tragic, but it is also said that it is so easy for me to decide to remove myself emotionally from this situation. I've got my own problems to worry about. I lost an hour of sleep yesterday! I just have to get through a day of work and then go home and have dinner and then decide what to watch on Netflix before I fall asleep in a warm bed. My problems don't seem so bad when they are compared to real problems.
It's easy to pretend this is just something that is happening to unfortunate people who live in a far away country. Today's technology reports news faster and makes the world a smaller place. It helps me realize that something like this could easily happen to our country too.
We might think there is nothing we can do to help relieve the suffering of people on the other side of the world, but we can help. Here's a link to the Red Cross. They are one of the more reputable charitable organizations who assist with local, national, and world wide disaster relief efforts. Doing something as simple as making a donation to the relief efforts in that part of the world can make life a little better for someone who is suffering right now.