Lots of blogs are showing support for the Japanese and relief efforts on their behalf with a day of silence today.  While I fully support it, it just doesn’t feel right for me, so here’s what I have for you today.

When I was in Japan two years ago, I visited the Meiji Jingu Shrine.  At the shrine, there is a structure upon which are hung thousands and thousands of prayers, written on wooden tablets and left by visitors to the shrine.  They’re written in every language imaginable, by people from all over the world.  I remember taking a long time walking around the structure and reading as many as I could, and the extraordinary thing was that regardless of race or age, everyone was basically praying for the same things:  happiness, health, and peace.

Today, I pray that the Japanese people affected by the disaster find happiness, health, and peace.  To learn more about the Blogger’s Day of Silence, or to donate to the corresponding disaster relief fund, please visit For Japan With Love.  xoxo

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