Saturday, January 16, 2010

Open Arms

The history behind Haiti is really interesting. The republic was formed by slaves who had escaped and fled. Haiti did remain the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere, but it's history is rich and the people are filled with pride.

My thoughts and prayers have been with those who have been affected by the natural disaster in Haiti. In case you live under a rock and have yet to hear, Haiti was hit by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake 4 days ago. The earthquake caused severe damage and has left hundreds of thousands dead, and millions dealing with the after effects of being left with nothing but the clothes on their back.

This post has no images because I will refuse to post any heartbreaking images of the destruction and pain caused by this disaster. Those pictures scream.

Haiti is in desperate need of our help, and hearing how so many people have pitched in to help with donations of food and clothes as well as just giving money melts my heart.

I wish we didn't need a catastrophe to shake us up and make us more aware of what is going on in our world. This disaster was caused by nature, there was not much we could do to avoid it...but many disasters are caused by our fellow man. Those are disasters that could have been avoided.

This is one step towards coming together as a human nation and living in peace. We need to learn how to agree to disagree.

I've been hearing so many people going off on Twitter about how this Haitian earthquake is the beginning of many more earthquakes that will eventually end the world.

Yesterday Venezuela was hit with an earthquake with minimal damage...and Oklahoma was hit as well. People are taking these "news" as threats. It may be what we need to finally make us realize that we need to realize what is most important in life. You're Range Rover isn't as important as being healthy and happy by just being you.

Another thing new stations fail to recognize is that these 2 earthquakes that happened today ate two of hundreds that have shaken up the earth just today. Earthquakes are quite a common occurrence, but most of them are not of any significance.

We are on a planet made of plates which move...and they move constantly.

Check out this website. You can see all the earthquakes which occurred within a 7 day period and the magnitude of the shaker. CLICK HERE

We need to stop assuming that there is something going on that we cannot have any kind of control over. While we are still here, we need to do the best we can to be better to each other and erase the hate.

All things on this earth which are disagreed about or prejudiced against may be exactly what God needed to test us. If we cannot learn to accept our fellow man for who they are and what they wish, then we are of no good need to this earth.

What happened in Haiti is a horrible disaster. These people need our prayers and our love. God put us on this earth filled with love and intelligence to fulfill our goals and help our world prosper and survive.

Stop the hate, it's getting old.

The people in Haiti are suffering and need out help. Please do anything you can to help. If you would like to donate $10, please text HAITI to 90999 and $10 will be deducted from your next phone bill. This is brought to you by the Red Cross.

xoxo,

7 comments:

  1. I pray for haiti every day. I really hope things get better and soon. I hate seeing people in pain.

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  2. Thank you for writing about this people have a hard time realizing serious tragic
    events. This was beautifully written.

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  3. Have you donated anything, Katrina?

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  4. its amazing..i have recently been learning so much more about this and the history behind it is sad but we can always help.

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  5. Kristine, of course, I just don't feel the need to broadcast that kind of stuff. Generosity is sincerest through silence...thats how I was raised.

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  6. Yes, its never too late...never ever!

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  7. wow! people have the nerve to ask you if you donated. smh. really? totally agree with you hun generosity is sincerest through silence!

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