The Spirit of Giving

As I sit here with tears in my eyes at the continually rising death toll in Asia everything seems so unreal. The sheer enormity of this disaster is incomprehendable. Having lived through New York over 9/11 the emotions are familiar – the shock, the wrenching at the soul, the heaviness in the heart.

The wonderful aspect of this has been the outpouring of support from around the world. Everyone is digging deep to give generously – even if their governments aren’t always so giving. The American government is currently promising $35m in aid, whereas for the Florida Hurricanes over $3 billion was allocated. Guess it’s a shame Jeb Bush isn’t governor of Thailand. Thankfully the American people know the true meaning of giving, with people and organizations allocating huge amounts to disaster relief. A beautiful thing to see.

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