I'm slightly depressed today. Too little sleep and too much news, but this is one of those times I feel it's important that I take part, pay attention and understand what is happening in Japan.
When I woke up this morning my husband hand then news on. A local woman called in to their "opinion" segment and said we (meaning Americans) shouldn't be helping out, shouldn't be sending over our money to save the Japanese, we have our own problem.
Yes - we are not the Utopian society we have, from time to time, been painted as - but we also are not at a critical level during a nuclear meltdown, nor have we been hit by an earthquake and/or a tsunami. Our schools need help, but not because they'll die from radiation poising... it's over 12 hours since I heard the comment and I'm still very mad.
I hope you are one of those people that have helped in this, or one of the other many tragedies that has happened in the last few years. If more people lent a hand, can you imagine what our world would be like?
More people would smile. Thats for sure.