Thursday Thoughts: A Moment of Silence


It's Thursday, so you know what that means...


Thursday Thoughts

If you are new to my blog, or haven't been reading on Thursdays, this is a segment where I post my thoughts about various nutrition and health related topics, or maybe even something else if it is really an intriguing topic.  Most of my current views and opinions come from experience working as a dietitian and as college instructor in nutrition courses.  Most of that learning is science based or observational from the clinical setting.  In general, I hate over-generalizations, so for many of the things I post, I expect there is one or two exceptions because broad sweeping generalizations are always bound to miss out on something.

But today is different.  It is the first Thursday since the major earthquake in Japan.  Today I would like to save my thoughts on other topics and instead shift them towards the millions effected by this.  We have seen tragedy from mother nature all too often recently.  I wonder if it is because of all the media outlets that it takes front and center now where as in the past the news could not be disseminated in the same way.  What ever it is, we know that people are faced with a lot at this time.  Therefore, my thoughts are with the people of Japan and the many others effected by this.

My thoughts are with those that suffered with the earthquake, the subsequent tsunami, and the new concerns with the radiation from the nuclear power plants.  Please take a moment with me today and shift your daily thoughts to those in Japan, those with friends and family in Japan (I am in this group) and those of us just shocked and amazed by the photos and video we have seen of those in Japan.

I am hopeful for their recovery.  As a culture I know they have the will to make themselves stronger in the wake of tragedy and I expect that they will take what comes at them with stride and will work together to get through this.

Join me today as we send our thoughts and prayers to Japan.

7 comments:

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

Sending lots of thoughts and prayers to Japan.

Beth said...

I've been thinking a lot about Japan recently. Thanks for reminding us.

Rebecca from Chow and Chatter said...

check out my last post there is an international blogging event like this you can join hugs and lovely post

Ameena said...

Its amazing to think that I was there nearly a year ago and just like that everything is completely different.

I am sending all my thoughts and prayers and a donation to Japan. Thank you for bringing attention to this horrible disaster.

sophia said...

I'm sending a prayer to Japan every day. The sadder thing is that as horrible as this tragedy is, there are daily, personal tragedies going on within all corners of the world, things that may not have made the news. But today, I just want to focus on Japan and send good thoughts to them.

Gina; The Candid RD said...

This tragedy can not, and will not go unnoticed or be forgotten. While it's a blessing that they were the "most prepared out of any country", the thousands of loved ones who were lost are still gone forever. They are all in my prayers.

Kimberly Peterson said...

It is indeed tragic what's happening over there in Japan :(

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