It's 20 after 9 a.m. and I've only just realized that it's Friday. It's been that kind of week. A sick child, mountains of laundry, recipes gone awry and a grumpy mood that I can't shake. My constant internal monologue of "How am I supposed to handle all this stuff AND work a full time job" was raging this morning. But then I passed this headline on the way to work:
"Death Toll in Haiti up to 50,000"
And my mental griping stopped. All of my problems are petty. And insignificant. I have a roof over my head. I have a healthy (for the most part) family. I have food on my table. And I need to shut up and be thankful. On top of that, I need to find a way to help the thousands of people in Haiti who don't have any of the things I just listed above. I've asked my coworkers and company to donate. Will you?
There are a bunch of great organizations, ministry-related and not, that are helping in Haiti. Doctors Without Borders and American Red Cross are a couple of them. I'm donating for all the children left without mothers, and mothers left without their children.
What is your reason for donating?