I wished to write my post this week on the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan...though it is so upsetting and confusing to me, I could barely wrap my head around it. Events such as these (hopefully) make you reevaluate your own life, looking at your own stresses and putting them into a new perspective. That is what I did, as I watched videos of the destruction that has occurred and read reports of what the Japanese people are now facing. I realized just how tenuous life truly is, and even though I still have my own daily issues to face I can see how lucky I am. When I attempt to think about how it must be for those people in Japan, it is hard for me to even imagine...I look outside and see trees, and my neighbor's house across the road. They are seeing what is left after the destruction, and the rubble that has been left behind. It greatly saddens me to think of the struggles they are facing now, and I've been thinking about what we, as Americans, can do for their country. My father also chose this topic for his most recent post at http://www.deaconjnh.blogspot.com/, and commented on the fact that we don't take care of this wonderful planet we have been given...there is too much waste, and disregard for the earth, and because of that things are changing. Dramatically! I fear that because tragedies such as the ones in Japan are so far away from our own lives and experiences, the connection will not be made--and this waste will just continue.