Wednesday, January 20, 2010

How very Blessed

So, I got on to blog about a couch I found on Craigslist last night and I see the news about another quake in Haiti. I'm horribly shocked at what is going on in Haiti... I imagine people there are feeling like the world is coming to an end. I feel silly even thinking of writing a post on decor. I mean, really, who cares in the long run, if my purse pops against my grey skirt, or if I get a great couch cheap or not, or if my living room is color coordinated or not, when people are living under a sheet with their extended family of 7. I, like many of you, are seeking out ways to help, and I'm sure you've found ways to donate money or time or clothing by now and I hope you're doing it. I hope for all our sakes that we, as people, aren't totally self centered and we look up and out to affect the world positively. Sometimes I wonder how much my little bit can really help, then I think about the fact that the little I give isn't necessarily a big deal for the people of Haiti by itself, but it's important to my own humanity to give SOMETHING, to just CARE. So, I'll leave the couch post for another day, and go be thankful for the two damaged, kid worn couches I do have. At least I don't have to live in a sheet.



  1. Thank you for this perspective. Last week I was organizing the TV room and yarn closet and was grumbling about our old rocker/recliner, which has definitely seen better days. You're right, at least I don't live in a sheet or fight over supplies or wonder where my missing family members could be. God bless.

  2. THanks for sharing this! I had no idea there had been another quake. My heart breaks for the mothers in Haiti trying to care for their children in these circumstances. It definatly puts my blessings in perspective~