I mentioned yesterday on my facebook page about how I took the day to clean out my pantry. I also mentioned how this is usually a task that totally overwhelms and stresses me. I did get a bit overwhelmed yesterday, however, it was for a different reason than normal. I became overwhelmed at the thought of not having a pantry at all … or a home. or my family. or my life.
Life has a crazy way of slapping us right back to reality… just when we start feeling like we don’t have enough of something. The resent catastrophe in Japan has me feeling downright thankful for just about every little thing. It also has me feeling downright helpless. There are a few things that I can do to make me feel less small:
Pray. I know that prayer makes a difference. Pray.Pray. Pray.
Give. Every little drop makes a difference … and sometimes giving also helps to lift that feeling of helplessness.
The American Red Cross: You can make a donation on line. Or, you can simply text REDCROSS to 90999 and instantly donate $10 to the Japanese relief efforts.
The Salvation Army: You can also donate on-line here as well. You can also text JAPAN or QUAKE to 80888 and make an instant donation.
Heart to Heart International: Only 2% of all donations are kept to cover overhead. That means 98% of what you send to them will actually make it to the quake ravaged areas.
Samaritan’s Purse: This is the company that I will be sending my donation to. They have a wonderful biblical message and low overhead costs.
Count Your Blessings. Sometimes (always) disasters like this can bring us back to see our true blessings. You know, those things that we take for granted. A healthy child. Clean water. A warm bed. Things that we should be so thankful for.
One thing that I am so thankful for are the other bloggers that are in my blogging networks and community. It sounds crazy to say, but the support system from these friends is really what keeps me going, and always amazes me at times like this… there is SO much power in numbers. Several of us have joined together to see what we can do to make a difference. You can visit each of these blogs to see how your comment can raise money for Japan:
For each link/comment left below, SheSaved (moi!) will contribute $0.50 to Samaritan’s Purse: — up to $250. If you have a blog and are doing the same thing – please leave a link to your POST below so that others can join in the efforts to help. If you don’t have a blog, just leave your name in the comments and share your thoughts for the people affected by this tragedy…every comment/link = more money to this cause. Now link up or leave a comment and let’s add a drop to the bucket…