Tuesday, March 15, 2011

for japan with love.

I know you've heard all about it and seen the footage.  It's everywhere and you can't get away from it.  I also know the frustration one can feel when something like this happens.  We ask why, we ask why now, we ask a million questions.  We feel a frustrating tightrope under our feet, which we walk hovering with a balance of  sorrow and the fact that our lives, right here and now, aren't all that different from the way they were the day before.  When something horrible and awful happens on the other side of the world, it's hard to know what to do or how to feel, because one must keep living his or her life while others' lives are changed forever.

The truth is, while we can do a million things, we also can't do anything at all.  It has already happened and that can't be changed.  But we can show our support for the people who are struggling right now to survive.  Even if you can't give money or time, you can show support.  Several bloggers are participating in a day of silence on Friday, with no posts.  The time and energy usually given to composing posts can be dedicated instead to thoughts and prayers for Japan.  This day of silence was initiated by the ladies at Utterly Engaged and Ever Ours, and you can find more information here.

They're also gathering donations for a group called ShelterBox, which you can read about here and donate to by clicking the image in this post.  You may also want to look at the comprehensive list gathered by the Huffington Post, which is linked to, along with a few other sites, on Annekata's blog here.  World Vision and Compassion International, organizations which my family has supported for some time (and that I've seen in action directly), are also involved in relief.  Please do take the time to look, pray, and do what you can.

1 comment:

Katharina said...

Well said, Katie.