Tuesday, March 15, 2011

patience, a lesson from Japan


  Out of difficulties grow miracles ...

prayers for Japan red peony patience


Japan is setting the example

The Japanese people are doing an incredible job of maintaining order and calm during one of the worst natural disasters in recent memory. While sifting through debris and life torn asunder, many stories keep pouring in about the kindness and generosity Japanese people are showing towards each other. No looting, pushing, rabid fear of not getting a share. Patience, courtesy and respect for each other as they stand in line and help one another.


Americans are amazing in times of need, we pull together, offer help, give from our hearts, but when we stop to think about it - have we ever suffered a disaster of this magnitude where there wasn't any pillaging and added desecration?

The world should take notice,
  we can learn a lot from the people of Japan.

My continued thoughts and prayers are going out to all who are still suffering and in need from this catastrophe.

A reminder that besides your prayers,
if you would like to help monetarily you can through The Red Cross.

70 comments:

  1. Well said. Their society seems a little more orderly than ours. God Bless Them.

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  2. The Japanese have had to rebuild before and I am praying they can again. This, and the natural disasters in Australia, do make us wonder about our future.
    This is a time for all the people of the world to pull together.

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  3. Japan is in my thoughts and prayers and I think every country could take a lesson from them.

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  4. My thoughts and prayers are with the people in Japan, so terrible.

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  5. Beautiful words. I'm keeping them in my prayers! :(

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  6. You are so right! I don't think I have seen anything on the news out of Japan except courage, integrity, and moral fortitude. Even China today officially, (govt.), and unofficially, (people on the street), expressed admiration of the Japanese people and how they are handling the disaster.

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  7. I love the way you put your title for this Post. It is so true. What a great job they're doing too. They have the whole world praying for them I think. The Power of Prayer is a wonderful thing.

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  8. yes, very well said!

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  9. Very well said!! My prayers are going up every day for the people that are going through all that right now.

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  10. I'm sure hoping that they get through it. There was a lot of disaster.

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  11. We certainly could learn a lesson from the Japanese people and how they are handling themselves. What they are going through is difficult to imagine.

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  12. It's been so sad and eye opening to see what has been going on.

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  13. Such a horrible tragedy. My heart goes out to the whole country.

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  14. My daughter and I were talking about this earlier. They seem to live much more for each other they have a system of honor based on respect and self respect.

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  15. There is so much devastation that it's hard to know where they will start to fix things. I pray for them daily.

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  16. So much heartbreak with all that is happening there. I was up when the story broke and nearly came to tears watching people and homes being swept away. :(

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  17. It is so devastating what they've been and continue to go through. Makes me tear up - so sad.

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  18. :( Every time I hear about everything that's going on in Japan my eyes tear up, I can't even imagine the pain so many are going through!

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  19. My heart goes out to them!

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  20. Definitely praying for Japan!

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  21. Sad news for Japan really He is really near to come... Visiting from Rednesday.

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  22. such devastation. i cant even fathom it.

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  23. Great post. They need all our prayers.

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  24. With their discipline and faith, they'll be able to do it again.

    Happy WW.

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  25. A lot of lessons learned from what happened to japan. Great post.

    Happy WW.

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  26. So much heartbreak with all that is happening in Japan!

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  27. My thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Japan in this difficult moment.

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  28. My aunt is in Tokyo now. Even though she's miles away, it's quite bad, and with the reactor situation, it's becoming even scarier.

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  29. My heart and best wishes goes out to the Japanese people, with the millions of people suffering. Self control I would imagine to be imperative, not to panic...manners and gratitude are noble and gives us a reminder of our humanity and grace.

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  30. That is very deep. My heart goes out to them.

    Visiting from Hobo Mama and Natural Parents Network.

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  31. Wonderful post, my thought and prayers are with the people of Japan.

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  32. Amen.

    Praying for the people of Japan.

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  33. I agree that they are an amazing people group. Stark contrast to Katrina and the way peeps ruined the dome. :\

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  34. We were at a Japanese restaurant the day after and it was so horrible.

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  35. Very well said. So many prayers go out to them

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  36. We are purring and praying that all will come though.

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  37. That Japanese have always seemed more civilized. I hope they can get their country through this without any more disasters (like a nuclear meltdown)

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  38. How funny you posted this - my coworker and I were just having a similar discussion. I have been shocked by the devastating pictures online.

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  39. I agree. That is a country that has it figured out. Praying for them still...

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  40. So sad. But beautiful post, and very well said.

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  41. I lived in Japan 20 years ago, my heart broke so bad last Friday. I've been able to reach almost all my friends now. They have a long road ahead of them, but they are a strong and persistent people.

    Shasher's Life

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  42. I agree - they seem to have it together. I haven't seen any crime, just people helping people.

    Praying for them.

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  43. Praying for Japan!

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  44. Yes, the Japanese are a marvelous example of courtesy, patience and respect. We haven't heard of one incident of looting--imagine that.

    With their work ethic and perseverance, they'll be back on their feet in a year or two. Amazing people!

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  45. Hugs, great sentiment today.

    P.S. Sorry I linked up twice

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  46. My boss and I were JUST talking about this earlier today. It is amazing how "civilized" they are being. It is also unfortunate that we are amazed by that. I don't think our country would be all that "amazing"...just look at all the looting and violence that happened after Hurricane Katrina. Every country should watch Japan during this horrible time and take note for sure.

    Great post!!!

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  47. Praying for Japan too.

    Thanks for stopping by - love yr blog!

    XOXO Lola:)

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  48. all of japan is in my thoughts

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  49. Very sad situation indeed. As you said, I'm actually impressed how the Japaneses are dealing with it.

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  50. I really enjoyed your post. Yes, our thoughts and prayers go out to all. Especially strength to endure. Now, there seems to be much concern with the meltdown and fall out reaching us on the West Coast... oh, my!

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  51. My prayers are definitely with the people of Japan! Thanks for following me at Doorkeeper. I'm following back. Love your blog!

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  52. I love how amazingly resilient the Japanese are. And how much they help each other. They will emerge victorious from this. Still sending prayers and money.

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  53. Very well said. We all can learn a lot from this! Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll join the hop next week!

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  54. Such a terrible situation on top of two terrible disasters. It is amazing how civil they are in the face of such circumstances.

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  55. I am having a hard time watching it all unfold.

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  56. very well said! keeping them in my prayers! PinayMum - Mommy's Life Around...visiting you with smile and happy thoughts! :)

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  57. absolutely and the public service people should take notice and make your post an announcement. For what's it worth I stumble you!!

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  58. Haha, that's cute. And very true! ;)

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  59. Thank yu for the visite. Your blog is in my blogroll now beacose i like it. Have a nice day!
    I will visite you everytime you'll write a post.

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  60. So very true and very well said. It's horrible and scary and most of us no matter how prepared we think we aren't for something like that to happen.

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  61. The Japanese people are definitely unique.This has been their worse disaster since WW II. They will survive and rebuild.They are a strong nation.
    I wish only the best for them.

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  62. It truly is heartbreaking..and they are handling it in a way I don't think it would be handled here.

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  63. It really shows what wonderful people they are. When we had the recent floods here in Australia I remember hearing of looting & it made my blood boil. What sort of low life scum are people to do such things when there are those who have lost everything, some even their lives. Yes as a society we sure have a lot to learn from Japan's disaster & from it's citizens

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  64. We know what gets shown. But yeah they do seem like an orderly lot over there.

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