Japan has just experienced one of its most drastic catastrophes since the World War II. A devastating 8.9/9.0 magnitude earthquake hit the Pacific Ocean nearby Northeastern Japan on March 11, causing damage with blackouts, fire and a tsunami.
Millions of people are still today without water and electricity. Death count is up to 10 000. Pure destruction and more to be afraid of, says the meteorological agency of Japan, stating that there is a 70 percent change there will be a post earthquake with the magnitude of 7.0 richter. People are terrified, and for a reason.
I wanted to share the photo above with you. The girl above can’t be too much older than I am. Could you imagine being in her position? Neither can’t I. She might have just lost her home, and not knowing if her family and friends are even alive. To me that picture is like a clip of a horrible movie, a very unrealistic one. But she is very real. Her pain is real. Her worst nightmares just became reality to her. It took me a minute to realize that.
Me, on the other hand, just got back from a traditional Finnish celebration dinner, joining some other Finns in the area, had a truly pleasant time. My family and friends are safe. And I don’t need to be afraid of anything. I’m good.
How often do we forget to appreciate what we have and take things for granted? Too often. My worries seem quite non-existent compared to the people in Japan right now. Actually, my worries are nothing.
Another reason to live in the moment and to cherish our good lives and loved ones.
Bless Japan. Appreciate.