I’ll resume my regular posting tomorrow, but this is too important an issue for me to not take time and address it. (I posted this yesterday, but I’ve updated the post, so I’m reposting.)
I want to call attention to the horrendous cyclone that recently hit Myanmar (commonly known by its former name, Burma). Reports are saying that over 10,000 people are feared dead… and that doesn’t even begin to get into the people who are going to be left homeless from this disaster.
***UPDATE*** Now the death toll is up past 100,000. Remember, that’s 100,000 PEOPLE. It’s NOT just a statistic!
***UPDATE*** The death toll is now at 22,000 people. I know that when the number of casualties gets to be this large, it’s hard to remember that we’re talking about real people here, with real lives (Like the saying goes, “One death is a tragedy. One thousand deaths is a statistic.”) But, to put it in perspective, 22,000 people is the entire population of the town in which I live! And over 1 million more people are going to be left homeless, and 41,000 are still missing. Please keep the people of Myanmar in your prayers and/or thoughts.
I’m providing a link below, if you want to donate; 100% of the donation goes to the disaster relief (I’ve been involved with the hunger site before, and thus know them to be a reputable charity).
And here’s an article from MSN that links to many more groups that are accepting donations:
As I said earlier, I’ll be back tomorrow with a more uplifting post. I’ll also visit all of your blogs tomorrow. For now, though, I am going to go enjoy the company of my family and friends and think about everything I have for which I should be grateful.