Tuesday, November 12, 2013

GRATITUDE POST, November 12, 2013

Today's gratitude post is about the Phillipine situation. It's impossible to read or listen to the news and not anguish for those suffering there. As rescue planes take off, thousands are left standing in muddy ground, some holding babies in their arms, others clasping the hands of stunned children, as others try to save a few precious reminders of their former home and life, praying for their chance to reach safety.

Basic necessities of life--food, water, sanitation--are already in short supply, while people awaiting shipments from relief agencies and church foundations, but these agencies rely on the generosity of others. Of us.

So today, I'm grateful for a roof over my head, for a bed, and dry clothes. For food in abundance, clean water, and a few extra dollars in the bank to weather the tiny storms I face. I'm in a position to make a small difference, to donate a few dollars, maybe to eat one less meal out and instead, cook from a full pantry, to fund the work of rescue for a people with nearly nothing. Today I am truly grateful for all these blessings I generally take for granted.

Here is a link to a list of approved agencies that need funds to aid the relief effort. God Bless.
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