Haiti. Hundreds of thousands are feared to be dead. I am watching this on television right now. It is a miracle that we can see these things happening around the world, but I don’t like seeing what I am seeing. Graphic. Raw. Images of despair, panic, helplessness, and soon, hopelessness.
Children, adults, babies… dead, injured, lost, frightened, shocked.
But what can I do?
The first thing we must do is PRAY. Not everyone believes in the power of prayer. I do. Whether you do or do not, it costs nothing, and could possibly bring hope and healing. Give it a try. Prayer is good.
The next thing to do? HELP. Text “Haiti” to 90999 on your cell phone to donate $10.00 to the Red Cross for Relief in Haiti. 100% of your donation goes directly to the Red Cross- your cell phone carrier keeps nothing. A ten dollar donation will be hardly noticeable on your phone bill, but will help save lives and bring hope to those in need.
Then? TEACH. Help your kids or your friend’s kids understand what is happening and how they can make a difference. Help them with ideas and efforts to raise money for help. It is important to teach charity and compassion to the next generation and to support and encourage them to participate in aiding victims of tragedy.
Don’t turn your back on the events of the world to avoid the feelings that I am feeling right now. We must FEEL these emotions – for better or for worse. We must not lose our humanity.
My heart breaks… but through this pain shines hope.