Thursday, January 14, 2010

Haiti

This week is filled with such sadness. My heart aches for the people of Haiti. I have quite a large number of friends and colleagues from Haiti and a lot of them have family, who they are still waiting to hear from. It is so sad. I hope that we will all help out in any way that we can. I know that there are quite a few ways in which we can help out (Red Cross, Oxfam, WorldVision and so many more). Please do all you can to help out.

I have had a very busy week at work and I will update later. I am just really taken by the catastrophic event in Haiti and feel as if my weight loss/fitness journey needs to take a back seat for a minute. It just seems silly to be concerned about missing a kickboxing class right now. I am just being honest. I just keep thinking of all the people suffering, grieving and hurting in Haiti right now and I just feel overwhelmed with a need to help, yet I feel so helpless.

I'm not here to tell anyone what to do, but if you would like to and if you can, please help and keep the people of Haiti and all their families in your thoughts and prayers.

If you would like to help out via monetary donations or to obtain information, please check out the following websitses:

http://www.redcross.org,
http://www.yele.org,
http://www.croixrouge.ca,
http://www.oxfam.qc.ca,
http://www.ceci.ca,
http://www.lacoalitionhumanitaire.ca,
http://www.aqoci.qc.ca,
http://www.worldvision.ca


Thanks

Joania

9 comments:

cmoursler said...

You are a great person joania.
Tell your friends that Americans are thinking and praying for them.

Miz said...

Im with you.
It makes all my LITTLE LITTLE ANNOYANCES in life seem more minuscule than ever.

Carla

Anonymous said...

**Nia**
Amen to that!

Lori said...

It is so hard to go on with life as usual when others are suffering, isn't it? Monetary donations seem so trifling, but what else can we do?

Kimberley said...

I gave you a Beautiful Blogger Award...please come and get it!

Jason said...

Great site you have here. I came across your site from another site. I have a blog myself which I hope will be a top resource for those looking to find the motivation to lose weight.

I'd like to exchange links with you to help spread some traffic around between each other. Please let me know if this is possible under our "Best Weight Loss Websites" page. Until then, keep up the good work!

Jason
4Weight2Lose.com

The Sweet Tooth Obliteration Operation said...

Hi Joania,
I just discovered your blog and I absolutely love it! Your before and after pictures rock!! I am doing things with my school to raise money for Haiti, a daughter of one of the women I work with was trapped under the rubble for 10 hours and survived. I have an award for you over at my blog too!

Kelsey

Jason said...

I'm adding you right now. Please do the same. Take care!

Jason
4Weight2Lose.com

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