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3.11.2011


This video was taken early this morning, so much has happened since and its still happening now.

Today I was up at 2:30 am. I had to be somewhere at 4 so I was going to wake up early anyways but for some reason Puppy woke me up at 2:30, something he never does. I got up and acted as I would if it were actually morning. I ate breakfast, got dressed and grabbed my things in the dark. When I got to 4 o'clocks destination, the news was on and I was finally able to put pictures to the words I had heard about. The disasters that have hit Japan are absolutely devastating. I was brought to tears watching the images of the water carrying peoples homes away. The lives and feelings of security people lost is just too much to imagine. I feel so much for these people. I had a pretty hard day today, going through the motions of my everyday life. The thing that struck me the most was that I didnt hear one person talk about it today. Aside from the news, a little facebook and lots on twitter, it was like nothing had happened. I didnt understand how that could be. Maybe it was just how people were coping, I dont know. But it was hard for me to act like nothing was wrong. I have been an emotional wreck all day. I want so badly to help, but there is such a feeling of helplessness that is unavoidable when catastrophes of this magnitude hit. So now I will do my part to help out with that feeling of helplessness. 

As you know, I have been looking into taking on sponsors. I was thinking of starting in a couple of months and wanted to give 50% of the earnings to charities. I was thinking of choosing a different charity ever three months to donate to. But, today changes everything. Today I am starting to accept sponsors for the month of April! 100% of the proceeds will go to the Japan Quake and Tsunami Relief efforts through World Vision

If you would like to help out and support these amazing and much needed efforts while gaining some advertising for your shops, blog or site please email me at fivethirteen.blog(at)gmail(dot)com. I will have two sizes available and each sponsor will get their own post with options of a giveaway. I will also be tweeting and letting my facebook followers in on the people that have chosen to help. I had planned on working up all of my viewing stats and followers from different sites, but that will just have to wait for next month. I feel that the need is too pressing and that this is a very good way to help out since you will get so much in return. Email for pricing and more info.

If you do not want to be a sponsor but would still like to donate you can do so here and your money will be donated along with all of the funds that I have raised. Please, I urge you to give whatever you can. Email me and I will give you the info on how to donate.  No amount is too little or not worth it. There are people that have lost everything, lives, homes, security. I know we can all give something. If not here with me, please find some way to give, even if that means spreading the word about things like this. Every effort is needed. 

Let us all be grateful tonight and everyday for what we have. And let us be aware of the vulnerability our lives have so that we can appreciate every little thing while we can. Thank you so much for reading this and being a loyal follower. Please try and put yourselves in their shoes. What if this were your country, your town, your family. What if that was your home being swept away. Please help. I would greatly appreciate even the smallest of shout outs or spreading of this word to see what we can all band together and do for the lives that were forever changed today. 

2 comments:

  1. I'm Japanease.
    This is a reality...

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  2. What happened in Japan is horrible!

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“But it’s hard to stay mad when there’s so much beauty in the world. Sometimes I feel like I’m seeing it all at once and it’s too much. My heart fills up like a balloon that’s about to burst. And then I remember to relax, and stop trying to hold on to it, and then it flows through me like rain and I can’t feel anything but gratitude for every single moment of my stupid little life.” — American Beauty