Food shortages, water shortages, rescues need to be made from people on top of collapsed homes, and more devastating news about possible radiation leaking.
When we talk about things being bad in our lives, take a moment and think about the people in Japan. They are barely hanging on to life, we have nothing in our lives to even compare to what they are coping with minute to minute.
In my Toastmasters4Writers club, one of my members, Laura Crockett, a gifted writer, likes to point out how we all use words that are often misused.
Yesterday, she pointed out that we can not imagine the devastation of Japan. Hawaii and Crescent City had some damage, but their damage was minor compared to Japan.
As writers, it is our mission to use the proper words to correctly describe situations. Japan is a historic disaster, that will take years maybe decades to over come. Hawaii’s loss might take a few months, and Crescent City a year or two, but Japan’s loss is immense.
My heart and prayers are still with the Japanese people as they struggle to meet their horrendous challenges.
For those of us here in the United States, we can not comprehend this devastation, but we can give and pray for those who are in the midst of coping with life in a tragedy.