Simple is Enough.....

This is going to be a slightly heavier post today. In our modern society, we sometimes do take for granted what we have around us already. There is always the drive to get the bigger house, better car, just more of everything in general. However after looking at this picture of a mother visiting her daughter, isolated after exposure to radiation in the recent Japanese disaster, I am so glad I have everything I ever needed around me, a roof over my head with my family around me, healthy and happy. As much as I still adore all the beautiful things around me, it is important to be aware everything can be gone in seconds and it won't be the end of the world without all the material things, as long as we are living, healthy and surrounded by love ones. I pray for all the families in Japan and let's try to help as much as we can. And, living in So Cal, I feel the urgency to be more prepared. Take care everyone!

~Love, SG

image credit: Yuriko Nakao and included in this slideshow on National Geographic. Thanks to gigiofca for the tip.

15 comments:

  1. that is one profound photo, life is changed in one heartbeat minute. my prayers are very much with Japan, a beautiful quote from Anne Lindbergh
    “For happiness one needs security, but joy can spring like a flower even from the cliffs of despair”.

    Have a love filled week with all the beauty and love that surround you.

    joanny

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  2. so touching foto
    all prayers goes to japan

    xoxo elle

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  3. Well said darling, well said. It is the simple and significant things!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  4. Well said, Savvy Girl! This disaster has been a great eyeopener! There's so much to be grateful for.

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  5. Wow, that picture speaks volumes about what's going on over there. It's such a tragedy but we are so very lucky.

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  6. This picture killed me when I saw it. I can't even imagine and we are so very lucky here.

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  7. This is a really good point, and one we should all stop to consider more often. I wish it didn't take major disaster to make us consider ourselves fortunate. That picture was in our newspaper and it broke my heart.

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  8. Lovely post. It's something I need to think about more often.

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  9. My heart breaks for all the people in Japan right now. I can't even imagine all the disasters they are going through right now. It must be like living a nightmare and feeling so helpless that one cannot wake up. :(

    I am like you, I feel so completely grateful to be safe right now, no matter what stresses are going on in my life.

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  10. There are so many touching photos from this tragedy, but this particular image just made me cry when I first saw it.

    Please note that Beladora.com and Beladora2.com are donating a percentage of March sales to the Red Cross Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Relief Fund.
    I hope that you will let all of your readers know about this.
    Thank you!

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  11. Oh SG, this is heart breaking. The best way for us to help is to donate to organizations to help all the people over there.

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  13. SG, the photo is by Yuriko Nakao and included in this slideshow on National Geographic. Thanks for your post on this. It's important to humanize the situation, which connects us to it and, hopefully, gets us into action in some way.

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  14. @gigiofca: Thanks for the tip about image credit. I really appreciate it.

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  15. heartbreaking. how easily we take things for granted. prayers for japan!

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