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Friday, March 11, 2011

Keeping Those in Japan in Our Thoughts










This morning I woke up to the news of the 8.9 magnitude earthquake in Japan. From the early news stories, it became evident that the damage and loss of life from the earthquake and the tsunami was going to be pretty bad. My first thoughts were of Hawaii, as I've got a friend who lives on Maui. Thankfully, Hawaii and the U.S. mainland suffered only minor damage. But in these next few days, maybe we can remember the people of Japan, who are going through so much, and have lost so much. And maybe we can also remember the words of President Obama: "Today’s events remind us of just how fragile life can be....I’m heartbroken by this tragedy. I think when you see what’s happening in Japan you are reminded that for all our differences in culture or language or religion, that ultimately humanity is one." And whether it is in Japan, Haiti, Christchurch, or tornado alley here in the U.S., we're reminded that tragedy can happen anywhere, to anyone. So maybe you can keep those suffering through this latest disaster in your thoughts just a little bit as you go through your regular weekend routine.

4 comments:

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Definitely. It was awful seeing it on TV. We are very thankful for our friends and family (both Japan and Hawaii) being safe. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Amber DaWeenie said...

Very, very well said. Great post.

I also have a friend in Hawaii on the Big Island near the volcano that's been acting up lately. Scary stuff going on!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Your words are so welll spoken DW.
I am very sad for the peoples of Japan,,, and all the other places that this disaster has affected.
I cannot think of anything else except how much these people are hurting right now. They are afraid and sad,,, and need some hope...
i am keeping them in my puggy prayers....
life is fragile,, our earth is fragile...
love
tweedles

houndstooth said...

I couldn't believe it when we saw the news on TV this morning. My husband's uncle lives in Japan and we were very relieved to hear that he and his family are all safe. I can't imagine how scary things must be for those affected right now.