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