Friday, March 11, 2011

Do Something

I had a post planned for today - I was going to share this awesome song my sister introduced me to (this house sharing is already paying off) and tell you all to have a relaxing, lazy weekend.

But after getting up this morning and hearing about the earthquake and tsunami I have a different message.  Instead of being lazy this weekend, why don't we all do a few things:

  • Send up some prayers for all those affected
  • Consider a donation to the Red Cross or your favorite charity 
  • Take a minute to take stock of how prepared you and your family are for an emergency.  Do you have a 72-hour kit?  Some extra water in the house?  A plan to communicate and meet up in case you are separated?  If not, maybe it's time to get a few things in place.
  • Make sure those around you know how much you love them -  take a minute to say the words.
My thoughts and prayers go out to all of those affected.

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19 comments:

lisa said...

Wonderful post Jamie.
I wish you a beautiful weekend.

Laloofah said...

This is indeed a lovely post. Today's tragic events in Japan serve as another sobering reminder to take nothing for granted and appreciate what's truly important, since life can change in a flash. My heart goes out to all beings, human and non-human, who are suffering in Japan... and elsewhere around the world.

kspinning said...

Totally agree. Thanks for the great reminders.

ELK said...

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Diana Joy said...

Jamie: hubby and I were just talking about checking our supplies to see what if anything needs replacing. Glad you posted today. Have a good weekend with your cutie nieces and fam.

Caroline said...

You are so right... I have paused many times today to say prayers. Tragic...

Sam said...

Wonderful post Jamie. I watched in tears yesterday as the news unfolded, all that devestation and loss of life was heartbreaking to see. So many disasters around the world at the moment, my thoughts go out to everyone in need x

Joanne said...

great post!

Suki said...

You are so right! Thanks for that much needed reminder.

Stephanie Faris said...

I learned a lot after a flood devastated our home last summer...and your donations don't go where you think they do. Although the Red Cross did help us a lot... They'll help for six weeks after a disaster, then they leave an area, but they only help provide vouchers to those who they determine have been rendered devastated by the disaster. Just a hundred bucks or so, which helps, granted...but they people who are in there helping rebuild and doing the hard labor are the churches. They're the only ones who stuck around and continued to help after those first few days.

Krystal said...

thanks for posting this...It's so quieting...and I feel so solemn while all of this is happening.
p.s. thanks for your input on the balance and blogging. i hope you try google folders, it's very very easy. and helpful :)

Miss Becky said...

great post. I've a blogging buddy who lives in Japan and he's been keeping me up-dated with photos and emails, which are very interesting. It is not good, but he and his family are all safe. thanks for such an uplifting post. it's a good thing. have a beautiful day Jamie!

Anna said...

A wonderful call to action, with some great reminders! Life can change in the blink of a moment - sometimes for the better, sometimes to disaster.

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

That was/is the perfect post!

Lisa RedWillow said...

My heart breaks when I see the devation over there . Anything is possible in this world. I agree give to the RedCross and do what we can , where we can. My Prayers are with and for the people of Japan and all who have been shocked affected in anyway.
Thanks Jamie for posting this too and stopping by with the Welcome Back xoxo

blue elephant photography said...

i love bruno mars. i hate what happened to japan, it makes me sad. i was scared for a bit there since the philippines is part of the pacific ring of fire...so we get earthquakes a lot too. i have been praying that i hope everything will be alright.

chasity said...

it's so sad....i'm sure the footage and photos don't even come close to showing how devastating it truly is.
thanks for this reminder.

~Kristina said...

I find it amazing just how much we can do despite being so far away. Blessings, Jamie! Thank you for this.

Gilding Lilies said...

Very well said Jamie, thanks for the touching post.

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