Thursday, January 21, 2010

More Than Enough

Haiti.

It's been all over the blog world. It has been on my mind, but I try to keep my blog lighthearted and comfortable, a lot like my life.

I wasn't born rich. I am not rich now. But I have far far more than the citizens of Haiti. And simply because of where I was born. There, but for the grace of God, go I.

When you listen to the evening news, substitute the name of your city or state for the name Haiti. You might get a tiny glimmer of empathy for what is happening over there. But then you can turn around and get a glass of water, give a family member a hug, nudge the thermostat because you might be a little cold. Sleep in your comfy bed at night. We have so much more than we need.

My stomach turned as I watched a news clip in which a gash in a small boy's leg was being stitched up, without anesthetic. He was being comforted by his mother. I remember holding my son and reassuring him when he had a few stitches in his chin. Does not even begin to compare.

Open your heart. Do what you can. Be thankful for what you have.

Never forget that others have so much less.


5 comments:

Carolyn said...

Hi! Thanks for your comment. Re the T-shirt; No, no pattern, I just pinned it up on myself ( just a few pinpricks!) checked the sides and sleeves were identical to each other, and sewed up!

What you have said about the people of Haiti, so true. We have many appeals happening here in Australia too, so we can just hope to help out a tiny bit. It's staggering to comprehend the scale of the loss of life... hard to get a grip on that one...

Chris said...

Well said!

blueberrymoon said...

So true!!!! My heart is breaking for the people in Haiti. Thank you for saying it. You make me think of.. 1 Peter 3:8

Pokey said...

Thank you, Sue. It is a tragedy. I was thinking how our country was reeling with the loss of lives in 2001, man-caused, yes, but the numbers of fatalities in Haiti, oh, my...and the children, and what they are having to witness,...we are praying for them in my classroom, by my student's requests!

ivoryspring said...

Sue,

Great post! Prayed for the people in Haiti.

Thanks for coming over to watch the baby - you are sweet! :) I have loved that pattern because I didn't have to stitch a long way before the picture emerges. Instant gratification.

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