God bless those poor people in Japan....and New Zealand. I know I'm a little late on the New Zealand thing but I'm sure all is not back to normal.
Isn't it creepy to think how fast something like that can happen? Without warning?
I'm one of those people who likes things to stay the same and familiar. That makes events like this twice as scary for me. You can't anticipate a natural disaster like that and it might effect you directly or just the people in the next town or even the next street.
Hopefully, in times like this we all behave at our best. Not counting looters. Although, in Japan today it didn't look like anyone had any time for looting. They were too busy running for their lives.
We focus a lot on bad behaviors. On the news, they talk about bullying and terrorism and despots. People generally treat one another pretty poorly if you listen to them. So it cheered me to see that the whole world's attention was grabbed by a video of a baby who laughed its head off over his dad tearing up paper. The kid even made it on television.
I was glad to know that the best of us still attracted as much attention as the worst of us. They should run it on Jumbotrons in Japan in a few days to help people smile--at least a little.