For Japan With Love – Please Join Me


This post is dedicated to the people of Japan – those who have lost their lives, and those who remain.

“There is a sacredness in tears.

They are not the mark of weakness, but of power.

They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues.

They are messengers of overwhelming grief…

and unspeakable love.”

– Washington Irving

How You Can Help:

1. Consider joining me as a participant in Utterly Engaged and Ever Ours’For Japan With Love + Bloggers Day of Silence.”  Please click the image below for further details.

2.  Please donate if you are able – every bit helps.



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  • Beautifully Invisible March 28, 2011, 4:46 PM

    Thank you for all of your comments everyone. I appreciate each and every one of them, whether we agree or not! 🙂

  • myheartblogged March 21, 2011, 6:50 PM

    That quote is really beautiful. I participated in for japan with love, it’s awesome so many bloggers came together.

  • Anika March 21, 2011, 9:38 AM

    Hi sweetie, just stopping by to give you a big hug! <3

  • mlleparadis March 18, 2011, 10:11 AM

    I think everyone’s heart is in the right place with this. I’d like to ask bloggers who are not posting however, (and blog readers!) to use their time contacting Representatives and the Japanese government in order to urge the Japanese government to permit food and supplies airdrops to Northeast Japan where people are now starving, a week after the earthquake. See a video interview with a Japan scholar on my site: that explains why.

    Thanks if you can help!

  • Collette Osuna March 17, 2011, 9:19 AM

    Great post…..I’ve donated to Red Cross as well as my kids school for fundraisers they are having on behalf of Japan….truly a tragedy. Im glad we as bloggers, can come together to help:)

  • fuyume March 17, 2011, 4:04 AM

    I’m afraid i’m with Elle on this one. I personally don’t see how a day of silence will help the people of Japan. I’m currently working on my own way of raising money for the Japan appeal instead.

    • Eva March 17, 2011, 7:24 AM

      Me too.

  • Bella Q March 17, 2011, 12:21 AM

    I’m in. So nice to see bloggers come together in a show of compassion and solidarity.
    the Citizen Rosebud

  • Heather Fonseca March 16, 2011, 11:36 PM

    Is the day of silence intended to be a no-blog day?

    My children’s school is doing a fundraiser for Japan tomorrow and I’ll be donating for sure!

  • JTwisdom March 16, 2011, 9:18 PM

    This is a great idea.
    I will be taking part in this event.


  • Elle March 16, 2011, 8:48 PM

    To see what I had to say on Japan, please read my latest post (linked through comment luv plugin. Here I’ll say this- I am totally in shock with what’s happened, and it’s truly devastating and upsetting, and deserves all the attention as we help them in anyway we can(and other places struck by recent disaster). That said, I believe time, donations, first hand help, encouraging others to get involved and sending supplies does much more than a day of silence ever could. So while I’d love to support what seems like a great cause at first, I question how much awareness it’d really bring. That said, I especially encourage donations to the Red Cross because I know first hand all the money is going to Japan and helping people in need. (That said I’m sure much of the money from other organizations is getting there too, i’m just not positive on that because I haven’t worked with them (I get red cross emails as a volunteer.) ). Thank you B for your support of Japan though.

  • THE-LOUDMOUTH March 16, 2011, 8:06 PM

    Thank you for these resources!

  • Terri March 16, 2011, 7:00 PM

    I’m planning to do the Day of Silence on Friday as well.