Times are tough and no doubt about it we are doing more with less now a days. We are watching our budget a little closer and eating at home more often. I think these tough times are a necessary part of life as they keep us in check and focus us on the important things in life: family, friends, and faith.
With the recent tragedy in Haiti it brings our focus in a little closer. It has for me anyways living in earthquake prone California -- the reality that Mother Nature can quickly turn our lives upside down. Those of you living in different states and countries can relate to natural disasters that are common in your area as well.
We all know Haiti won't be back to anywhere close to where it once was anytime soon. If you can give even a little to help those less fortunate, I encourage to do so. What might not seem like much to you may make a world of difference to someone who has lost everything and doesn't know what the future may hold them.
I'll include a couple of links, at the bottom of this post, to where you can continue to donate. I'll also have a dedicated Red Cross link that I will leave in the upper right hand corner of my blog site all year long. As the people of Haiti gather up the pieces of their lives, at least they will know that there is compassion for their plight and many hoping for them to rebuild and carry on.
We can't control everything around us but we sure can make a difference to our fellow human beings...near and far.
Enjoy the day and appreciate everything you have. Live, learn, share, and have fun.
Ways to Donate:
Apple iTunes Haiti link
Amazon Payment link
Photographer for Haiti: One Respe link
American Red Cross link
I used the Joy of Baking recipe for the lemon sherbet. My only modification was to add the lemon juice to taste instead of pouring it all in at once.