Tuesday, March 15, 2011

good is good



It's nice to see people still doing good in the world.
Even if it's just a small act, like a bake sale.

My heart goes out to all those in Japan and all those who have loved ones in Japan.
The stories, videos, and pictures that have been dominating the news are almost unbearable.
There are stories of heartache, stories of survival, and stories of hope.
But most of all, there are stories of people.
People just like you and me.
Only one day they found their lives turned upside down.
One day, they lost the stability in their lives.
And the whole world watched it happen.
We watched lives and memories being swept away.

A tragedy is a tragedy and this occurrence easily fits that definition.
But there is always good that comes from these things.
It amazes me how quickly people respond to disasters.
Thank you for all those individuals and organizations that have sacrificed their time and been so quick to respond and help any and everyone in need.

Isn't it kind of ironic that it often takes an event like this one to really unite us?
I say 'I love you' to those I love every day.
Because what if one day they weren't here anymore?
What if there was some freak accident and time was cut short?
Because it wouldn't just be their time that was cut short--
no, it would be my time as well.
My time with them would no longer exist.

Remember to say 'I love you' and 'thank you.'
Because maybe one day you won't be able to.
And that would be a tragedy.

Do something good for someone.
Help a random person, because you never know what they've gone through.
I've spent a lot of time being selfish and worrying about my own life,
and my own problems.
But it only takes one act of kindness--even from a stranger--to remind me what life is all about.

And when it comes down to it, life is about loving and doing good.
I hope you find ways to
do good
and
show your love today.


5 comments:

Sophie said... Best Blogger Tips

a bake sale is such a cute idea. loved this post. i am constantly thinking about whats happening in Japan and it breaks my heart. Absolutely awful!
x

Kristen said... Best Blogger Tips

you have a wonderful way with words! life is so great yet so sad at the same time

mrsashcake said... Best Blogger Tips

hey girl! i tried to respond to your comment through email but your email isn't attached. thanks for the comment.... i'm all for being bloggy bffs. love your blog!

also, you are adorable! :)

oh and i am ADAMANT about saying "i love you" to everyone every day multiple times a day. its kind of a big deal for me... every one basically knows it about me. i don't end a conversation without saying "i love you"

anyway, just want to say hi and tell you i agree with being bloggy friends :)

oh and if you want to know how to attach your email to your blog so people can reply to you, lemme know!

everyone calls me bon bon said... Best Blogger Tips

What a precious idea, and what an impact on the whole world. My heart is so full for those people! xoxo

vanessa said... Best Blogger Tips

we can all learn to be a little less selfish! what a sweet post...i hate watching the footage in japan...it's just awful what happened. :(