I was wondering around at the US Open in my town of Huntington Beach last week and came upon a tent with a large Japanese flag hanging off it, so naturally it attracted my attention. As I approached I was greeted by a tall, thin Japanese man offering me an inviting smile. He introduced himself as Mituteru, and he is a Japanese citizen and avid surfer, being a surfer myself we share an unspoken bond of the ocean, and in this bond we know how vulnerable we are to the magnitude of the ocean. He explained his foundation and I did with Cali Cares, when he bowed saying thank you I was immediately convinced of his genuine gratitude and appreciation. I donated a humble amount, hugged him and I told him I would spread the word of his campaign. So for all my surfer friends out there who see this and feel the tides of giving please contact MitsuteruKamio@firstname.lastname@example.org
“Live in the moment, for everything we are and everything we have is but ticking away” J.Powers
I came across this article and tried to figure out a solution if I was the authority figure in charge of this dilemma but it seems there is no easy way around compensating for the brutal effects of mother nature.
My heart goes out to those farmers who are taking a devestating blow to their buisiness and their productive source of income.
Japanese farmers from Fukushima disaster zone.file://localhost/Users/michaelcoleman/Desktop/165540938.jpg
Hello, I hope everyone is doing well. Take a look at this blog, written by a Belgian couple living in Japan for a year. Just days ago, on July 31st, they experienced what it is like to feel an earthquake for the firs time.
Mike and I are both working on other projects but we will keep updating the blog from time to time. If you are interested in my next blog endeavor check out Thought Metabolism over the next few days.
Thanks for stopping by and as we say; may you always be close to someone who cares.
This is inspiring story of kindness, a simple act that can have a great impact.
Santa visits the children in a evacuee shelter in Japan.
Along with the historic win by the Japanese women’s soccer team, now Santa’s unselfish act of generosity, Japan is showing comforting signs of recuperation and restoration. We at Cali Cares strongly hope that the movement of benevolence gives promise for the future of Japan and brings a smile to the people continuing to struggle.
“Break open a cherry tree and there are no flowers, but the spring breeze brings forth myriad blossoms” – Ikkyu Sojun
This is a really good read on the modern twist of Gandhi‘s “Be the change you wish to see in the world”. Take a minute to read it, then I challenge you to partake in a random act of kindness and share it on the page…
what would happen if 20+ of us did it… could we make 40+ people have a better day?
25 ways to be good for someone else.
I first heard about the existence of Somalia in 1992, when I was in the 5th grade. The reason for this was to educate young students of the devastation around the world we were not yet aware of. I remember seeing disturbing pictures and reading articles in Time magazine about the drought and famine that hit Somalia just a year after their national government was overthrown. Now I see that it is happening again and in worse conditions: overpopulation, bad harvesting, and a lack of humanitarian efforts partly due to the presence of al-Shabab.
With millions of refugees and disease spreading like wildfire I was pleased to see the US government stepping in and giving aid (approximately $28 million in aid).
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-14143562 Horn of Africa drought article
As Hericlitus once said “nothing endures but change.” A big concern of mine is the UN‘s structured recovery plan. Some things have changed since 1992, but too much has remained the same. People are still warring and dying. Extra precautions and strategic planning must be a top priority in order to ensure that the suffering stops.
The UN says there are 10 MILLION PEOPLE on verge of starvation… I will think about that next time I get upset at my waiter when my food takes “too long”.