Thursday, September 01, 2005

i feel sad today...

... i can't bring myself to watch tv news on what is going on in new orleans. so many people who from all walks of life have lost so much - it makes me think about those people that used to be in my life that i used to know from NO and i wonder how they are.

one of my good friends from college is from NO and her parents lived there. i haven't been in touch with my friend for a while but while we were close, i had been to their house in NO. i had seen where she went to school. i had met her family. and i think about them today as i think about everyone else.

funny how in one instance mother nature can remind you that the things you physically have on this earth can be taken away in 1 instant.

and in the end we are all the same - just people. even listening to NPR today, i got upset b/c i heard a man just sound so terrified b/c he had lost everything. and you could hear how lost he felt. how do you take that away for a million people?

but the point is not to be selfish - give what you can to those in need b/c you never know when you could be the one needing next. so my DH and i tonight will sit down and look at our budget and decide how much we are able to give.

did you know according to the salvation army website that "A $100 donation to The Salvation Army will feed a family of four for two days, provide two cases of drinking water and one household clean-up kit, containing brooms, mops, buckets, and cleaning supplies"?.


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At 9/02/2005 06:40:00 AM, Anonymous Melissa said...

Caroline - the utter devastation is almost too much to comprehend. I agree with you that the sound of hopelessness is heard everywhere in NO right now... and it is all just so sad


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