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Wednesday, December 29, 2004

The Bigger Picture

I have truly enjoyed blogging since my start a few weeks ago. There are many nights when I go to bed and lie there, wheels spinning, engrossed in thoughts of what I'll write about next. It has become a very important part of my life (which is a testament to how pathetic I am).

But it occurred to me this morning that my blog is such an insignificant, miniscule crumb in the jumble that is life. And when I turned on my computer to find that the tsunami death toll had reached 77,000, I felt a little ashamed.

I felt this way following the bombing. After the May 3rd tornadoes. After 9/11. And now -- again.

Sometimes it takes unfortunate and horrific events like these to remind us that the world is a much bigger place then the tiny universes we call ourselves. As much as I like to think sometimes that "it's all about me," I am rudely awakened by the reality that -- it isn't.

If you would like to aid the victims of the tsunami, here's a link:
http://tsunamihelp.blogspot.com/

Go forth, and help.

4 Comments:

Blogger OKPartisan said...

Thanks for the link, LilRed. You can also call the Red Cross at 1-800-HELP-NOW to make a donation.

12:59 PM  
Blogger Dwayne "the canoe guy" said...

After what they did with 9/11, I think it will be a very cold day in Hell before the Red Cross ever sees any of my money.

1:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look if the Red Cross is not your thing, there are a ton of other charitable organizations that could use of financial help right now. Victims of the OKC Bombing and of September 11 received tons of funds and help from all over the world. Let us remember to help thy neighbor.

3:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another worthy organization accepting donations to aid the victims of the tsunami in Asia is
Ox fam America. Here is where to donate:

oxfamamerica.org

3:31 PM  

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