Monday, March 14, 2011

Humble Pie

I had a large helping of humble pie today. While exercising this morning I was thinking about blog topics.
  • I might have wanted to blog about tonight's finale of, "The Bachelor", but it seemed so minuscule and shallow when you think about the devastation in Japan.

  • I might have wanted to blog about the Celtics finally winning a good one, but it didn't seem fitting, considering the tragedy in Japan.

  • I'm totally into what is probably the WORST show on TV, "The Celebrity Apprentice" and I could have talked about last night's episode and how Lisa Rhinna got fired, and how in the boardroom the Donald told her how he loved her lips without the huge implants and how inappropriate it was. But I can't do that either because I can't get the images of the devastation caused by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan out of my head.

I want to talk about the amazing people who are helping the survivors and the care and compassion they are showing for complete strangers. How an American news crew who approached a group of now homeless Japanese people, sitting amongst the devastation of what used to be their homes, and were offering food from their precious rations to the Americans. The gesture was quite humbling.

It's all been quite humbling and from the comfort of my untouched home, with electricity, heat and water a plenty, I want to say I am in awe of the work that people are doing to help the people of Japan. I can do my part by donating money to The Red Cross, but not much else.

And I applaud you.

Because tomorrow the sun will rise again.


the walking man said...

Candace you can do something more potent and powerful than give money. You can go to that place within you that makes you divine and speak to your eternal spirit and pray comfort come to those around the world who have been devastated.

But giving a few buck for food medicine and water is a very good second thing to do.

B.E. Earl said...

Blogs and general internet activities do seem silly in the wake of the greater tragic events going on in the world, most notably in Japan.

sybil law said...

I felt... so humble, myself, and sooo grateful this morning, as I lay in my bed and watched the tsunami effects from my flannel sheets and comfy pillows.

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