I generally avoid watching the news unless it is the local news… since the local news is generally less depressing than world news.  Last night I sat down and watched some the news covering the disaster in Haiti.  It completely overwhelmed me emotionally… I found myself crying at some of the stories.  It made me realize how small and insignificant my problems are.

There was a story in which they showed a woman who had been trapped under the rubble for days.  When the camera arrived she was still under all this rubble and her husband was there trying to dig her out of concrete with his bare hands.  Finally some firemen from the states arrived and started digging her out.  When they got her out she just started singing a song about not being afraid of death.  Of course I was on the verge of bawling.  I just can’t imagine…. being stuck under concrete and rubble for days… not knowing if anybody was coming to rescue you, basically waiting to die and then to be rescued…. and when they pull you out and you see daylight for the first time in days… you burst out into song.  That woman’s strength and faith just overwhelmed me.

Please continue to to donate to Haiti relief funds

American Red Cross or you can call 1-800-REDCROSS

Network for Good

Text “HAITI” to 90999 to donate $10 (will be charged to your cell phone bill)

Unicefua is using 100% of donation to save the lives of Haitian children

care.org you can also donate by calling 1-800-521-CARE

Stillerstrong, Ben Stiller’s site that has been promoted on The Tonight Show in which all donations are currently going to the relief effort you can make a donation of $5 with your mobile phone via the website

Give whatever you can, no matter how little.


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