“I will write peace on your wings and you will fly all over the world” - Sadako Sasaki
My team and I visited Hiroshima, several shrines, castles and temples; we marveled at how clean and tidy everything was kept-even in the most populated cities; we ate sushi, rice with every meal, discovered plum wine; marveled at beautiful kimonos on geisha, and we wandered through gardens with views that just took your breath away.
Yet, it was the hospitality and kindness of the Japanese people that truly made my visit there so memorable and amazing. You will not find a more polite people anywhere in the world.
It breaks my heart when I think about the devastation and loss there and the continued threats that they are enduring.
For this reason, I am joining an outstanding group of bloggers tomorrow in supporting the "Bloggers Day of Silence", and I am encouraging my blog followers to donate to the charity, ShelterBox at For Japan With Love
ShelterBox was one of THE first organizations asked by Japan to help and were on hand on the Saturday after the quake. Each large, green ShelterBox is tailored to a disaster but typically contains a disaster relief tent for an extended family, blankets, water storage and purification equipment, cooking utensils, a stove, a basic tool kit, a children’s activity pack and other vital items.
Please check it out and whatever you can contribute will be so appreciated.