Hope in the Darkest of Days

by Nancy Wurtzel on March 13, 2011

The hours tick by and news reports about the devastation in Japan is dire.  Thousands are dead and missing from the earthquake and tsunami, and many who survived now lack life’s essentials like food, water and medical needs.  Now even more lives — and our environment — are in further danger with nuclear reactors teetering on the brink of melt-down.

Nature with all its beauty and splendor can be equally cruel and relentless.

It’s a force beyond our control, and now the world must contend with a radiation threat that is entirely man-made.

My thoughts are with the people in Japan who are dealing with pain and loss.  When I cannot make sense of tragic events, I go searching for answers. Here is a quote from the Dalai Lama on the subject of tragedy and suffering:

“I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus on the brightest.  I do not judge the universe.”

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Stefanie March 14, 2011 at 8:54 pm

I know exactly how you feel … Just blogged on this myself. Keep the hope. :)

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Nancy Wurtzel March 14, 2011 at 9:07 pm

Oh, I just read your post on prayer…you have a way with words, my dear. Thank you for reading…

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Janet March 14, 2011 at 11:51 am

Hi Nancy,
thank you so much for checking out my blog! I just had to come and see what you were up to…Kelly has talked about your site, but I guess it just took a note from you to get me there! Your writing is great and I do like your photos…the angel is absolutely perfect…Looking forward to following your writing!
Janet

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Nancy Wurtzel March 14, 2011 at 4:49 pm

Hey Janet, Glad you like the blog…I’m having a great time with it. Love your writing and the pictures are incredible. I’ll be back to read!

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