For Japan, With Love

Hearing about all that is going on in Japan, and seeing those images of utter devastation has been overwhelming. I can only imagine what the people affected are going through. I wish I could be there, to help somehow. And I also know that sometimes it’s the simple things that can be most meaningful.

UtterlyEngaged and Ever-Ours, put together a little something we can all participate in:

– A day of silence for bloggers wanting to stand in solidarity with the people of Japan and show their empathy for the pain, suffering and plain devastation that they’re going through right now.

– A call to donate to an organisation called Shelterbox– They provide a box with the most basic supplies that a family that has lost everything in a disaster would need and go all over the world to deliver it to those most in need. In it is a disaster relief tent large enough for an extended family, blankets, water storage and purification equipment, cooking utensils, a stove, a basic tool kit, a children’s activity pack and other vital items. So. The basic stuff. The stuff that many people affected by the earthquake in Japan are now struggling to find.

 

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I’m meditating and hoping and praying for everyone affected by this tragedy. And I’m praying and hoping and meditating that us coming together will help, even a little bit, to alleviate some of the suffering in the world.

So. This Friday? No posts from me. No tweets. No Facebook updates. Just silence and all my attention on being kind to those around me, and thinking kindly of those further away.

 

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