Friday, 11 March 2011


When I woke this morning and turned on the BBC, I was faced with the braking news of the horror in Japan. An 8.9 megaquake causing a 33ft tsunami, killing at least 19 people.

When a tragedy such as the above occurs it always puts things in perspective, we all take the little things in life for granted and if the worst we have to worry about is that our jobs are not fulfilling, we do not have enough money or we have put on weight, then we should think ourselves extremely lucky that we have a job, we have money and can buy enough food to gain weight! And share a thought for all those suffering in Japan today, losing homes, families and even their livelihood, for those surrounded by poverty, living in overcrowded slums, for those who cannot afford to eat and truly "live hand to mouth".

My husband was right – housework, as important as it is for me to have clean clothes and dishes is not at all important in the grand scale of things!

Today my heart goes to everyone suffering. May the world all learn a lesson from all this devastation! May some good come out of a truly heartbreaking catastrophe.

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