Wednesday, January 13, 2010

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I had a post all ready to go for today, with a bit more poetic waxing about our new baby iMac, but it seems completely inappropriate to post in light of the what happened in Haiti yesterday. An already insurmountably impoverished nation, hit by hurricane after hurricane in 2008, reports are saying there's barely a building standing after yesterday's earthquake. How much more can those people take? How they will rebuild is mind boggling. Heartbreakingly so.

Here's a great post with six ways you can help in Haiti. And if you read through the comments, there are many other ways listed as well.

Our problems here in Canada and the US are so trivial in comparison to what so many others face. We complain about the weather, politics, healthcare, our weight, our kids' behaviour, our spouses' jobs. What First World problems! We are not facing drought or famine, our governments are not corrupt, there are actually doctors we can see, we have enough food, we haven't had to bury several babies who have died from curable diseases, our husbands haven't been killed in civil war or other armed conflicts. I've said it before and I'll say it again... We are so lucky.

It's hard not to feel all of our "problems" are completely insignificant in light of reports like this and this and this.

1 comment:

  1. I've felt so HELPLESS about everything. It's good to know that there are actual ways to help, though.


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