Japan

So like all of you, I am totally sickened about all of the damage in Japan from the Tsunami. I watched some video but had to stop after awhile, because it was so depressing. I remember how hard it was for me to hear about the horrible tsunami in Southeast Asia 6 years ago, because I had been in southern Thailand just a few months earlier visiting my sister (who was still living there). Soon after, I would have horrible images in my head, picturing my sisters and I on the beach when a tsunami hit. I can not even imagine what shock and horror the people in Southeast Asia and Japan must feel to have their lives suddenly changed forever. Everything happening with the nuclear plants is also really scary. I just read this on the cnn website:”In Fukushima Prefecture, an explosion in a building housing the No. 3 reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi plant injured 11 workers. Hours later, cooling problems at the plant’s No. 2 reactor allowed nuclear fuel rods to overheat and generate radioactive steam that officials will have to vent into the atmosphere.” I am no scientist, but the words “vent into the atmosphere” in association to a nuclear plant does not sound good to me.

Like all of you, I am again reminded of how precious life is and  how much I truly have. My small problems seem so petty compared to what these people are facing right now. Everyone in my family is happy and healthy, and we have everything we need. Next time one of you hears me going on and on complaining about something lame, could you throw some water on my face or something to wake me up to how great I have it? Thanks.

Belinda - March 14, 2011 - 7:37 pm

This is horrendous. And yes we need to be thankful for everything we have. We truly do. Especially now after seeing what’s happening in Japan we really need to thank god.

kara - March 15, 2011 - 7:24 pm

Did you see this post?
http://news.yahoo.com/s/time/20110315/wl_time/httpnewsfeedtimecom20110315miraclesinjapanfourmontholdbaby70yearoldwomanfoundalivexidrssfullworldyahoo

Can you imagine being those parents thinking your baby was dead and then finding out she is alive? What a miracle!