Thursday, January 14, 2010

Shock Wave

Nothing like a disaster in a foreign place to make you get up off your a** and be grateful.

For the past week, I have been out of sorts and in the dumps. Anxious. A mess. I wasn't sure what was wrong with me. Some suggested it was the weather. Others suggested I see a doctor for my thyroid (already do that) and some suggested I take some me time. They were all wrong. I had a bad case of Housewifitus.

The day of the earthquake in Haiti changed all of that. I watched the news reports come in showing mothers holding their injured babies with blood on their faces, I suddenly became aware of how grateful I am. In my comfy suburban house in my comfy clothes and comfy slippers, I found it ridiculous that I wasn't joyous and grateful for my life. What a spoiled brat I have become.

In my recent weight loss effort, I have bribed myself with inexpensive rewards. I have reached one of my goals and should be buying myself a new lipstick. Instead, I am going to go on the Salvation Army's website and donate money to the relief effort in Haiti. I am not a doctor or relief person that can help the people I saw on the news. But, I am a mother. I cannot ignore another mother's pain and pretend someone else will send in the donations for food and water. I will do something. Won't you?

Every dollar counts. Small donations help. If we all give a little bit, together, we can help save their lives!


Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? said...

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Anonymous said...

We are all such spoiled little brats, I agree!

What strikes me is how unaware we all are about what happens on the other side of the world ...

Maybe one day, that will change for us Americans?

amyjr said...

I was listening to the radio the other day as the DJ's were talking about Haiti and how we can help. They read texts that they recieved and one just got me so angry. The woman said that as soon as Americans come off the cruise ships in Haiti, the tourists are singled out for pickpockets and thugs. I thought that was so terribly narrow minded of this person and wanted to show her the pictures of devastation and sadness.
People like us..caring and willing to donate time, clothing, money should out number the stupid ones and hopefully we do.
As Mr. Spock once said "the needs of the many outweigh the needs of one"
Well said in post, Miss Indy

Ps UPS is sending shipments of clothing of up to 50 pounds for free.

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