Until Friday, I believed I was having the worst week ever. Then the tragic events in Japan put everything into perspective. So I'd lost time and money fixing a problem, but had I lost my home, my life, or someone close to me? No.
I'm sure no one reading this post won't have already spared a few moments of thought for the people whose lives have been touched by power of the planet we live on; we have all been reminded of how small and insignificant we are. But, equally, we have been reminded of the courage, compassion, and ability of human beings to pull together in such times of crisis and sorrow. We are a resilient race, and my thoughts are with all the people of Japan at this time.
Now on to . . .
The Week Ahead
I started last week with the intention of pre-writing as many of my April A to Z posts as possible and that didn't happen. So, I will try again this week. I shall also be spending some time on Google Reader.
If you heard someone far off yelling "Nooooooo!" yesterday, well that was me when I opened up my Google Reader and found I had 457 un-read posts. Yes. I did blink my eyes and refresh the page several times to see if I was hallucinating. This week I shall be taking some advice I was given and dividing the blogs I follow into themed folders, so that I can break my blog reading up into more manageable chunks.
On Tuesday I will be taking part in The Delusional Doom Blogfest, which, as its title suggests, is a cheerful and light-hearted look at doom. Okay. Maybe not. Visit Hart Johnson's blog to see if the blogfest appeals to you.
That is it for this weeks The Week Ahead, but I'll leave you with this rather prophetic quote:
"Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today." James Dean.
What quotes has the recent tragedy brought to your mind?