Wednesday, April 11, 2012
J is for Japan
On March 11, 2011, an earthquake and a resultant tsunami hit Japan with devastating results. One year later there are many videos of the disaster posted on You Tube, and this one illustrates the power of the tsunami contrasted with the resilience of the Japanese people. I have to be reminded to count my blessings. With the internet we can now see, in real time, events of all kinds all over the world where years ago people received world news later, if at all. When I watch this video, it helps me realize how very fortunate we are that there are so many good-hearted people everywhere who stand ready to volunteer their help. The first few minutes of this video shows the devastation as it happened. The last part is hopeful with the people from Tohoku showing their appreciation for the help they received in the aftermath. The faces of the Japanese people stay with you after the video ends.