I can't even imagine what the citizens of Japan are going through right now. The video and news that we are getting give a vivid idea, but really, we are not walking in their shoes. For those who are asked to stay in their homes due to the radiation levels - my heart is just going out to them, praying for protection.
My cousin Pam, who is a grant writer, just shared the following quote and links with her readers. I wanted to pass it along here as well.
“Strange is our situation here upon earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to a divine purpose. From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: That we are here for the sake of others...for the countless unknown souls with whose fate we are connected by a bond of sympathy. Many times a day, I realize how much my outer and inner life is built upon the labors of people, both living and dead, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I have received.”
Here are some links to organizations who are involved with the relief efforts in Japan. If you are able to give, please help the victims of the earthquake in Japan.
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