This morning Japan experienced an earthquake that is reported as being the 5th largest in the world since 1900. Whole sections of the country have been destroyed by fire and water and it could get worse. My prayers go out first to those in Japan as they work to find those who are missing and grief the ones who are lost. I also pray from the areas that will be experiences tsunamis in the next few hours.
It is times like this that put other things into perspective. Sure, I am busy finishing the end of the quarter; I am starting to feel a little stressed with just a week left-but so what? I can think of thousands of people right now that would gladly trade places with me and be away from the horrors in Japan. As a start in on homework, classes and work today, I’m going to be remembering the people all around the Pacific and what they are going to be going through today.
Today I will strive to think of those I have never met over myself.
Today, my problems are nothing and my prayers are with them.