We must counterbalance the epic scale of natural disasters by inundating victims with even greater love, donations, prayers and good will.

We may be powerless to stop natural catastrophes, but we always retain the power to counter them with determined compassion and selfless giving.

We live in a privileged age wherein we are afforded the ability to unite with immediacy and collectively respond. This opportunity is a gift.

Do not turn blind eyes and ears upon troubled times, catastrophes and suffering by thinking that “it has no effect on me.” In this interconnected, ever-shrinking world, a tragedy on the other side of the planet could ultimately have severe repercussions for you and yours.

If the tables were turned, you would not only feel hopeless, but be powerless and desperate for a stranger across the world to donate $10, the equivalent of 3 cups of coffee to aid immediate relief efforts.

You know someone affected by this tragedy. Or, you likely know someone who knows someone. Or, at the very least, you likely know someone who knows someone who knows someone affected by the ongoing disasters in Japan. In this day and age, the old “6 degrees of separation” theory has undoubtedly shrunk to 2 or 3 degrees.

As one species, each individual contribution is shared by the greater whole―each individual setback is a setback for us all. We all are working amongst and on behalf of one another, not against and in spite of one another.

YOU Possess the Power

There are many ways to give, but the easiest is to donate $10 that will be added to your monthly cell phone bill. Ten bucks is the cost of about three cups of coffee, a few gallons of gasoline, or about 2 beers at the bar:

  • Text JAPAN to 864233 to donate $10 to UNICEF USA
  • Text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10 to the Red Cross
  • Text JAPAN to 50555 to donate $10 to GlobalGiving

Please consider donating in any way that you can, and please encourage your friends, blog readers and family members to do the same.