Wednesday, February 11, 2009

"In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love."

(Image from The Nutrients of Life blog.)

I'm sure by now you have all heard about the bushfires that have occurred in Australia. The deaths. The destruction. The devastation. Sometimes it can leave me feeling very helpless, wondering what one person can do to help.

Remember yesterday how I told you that I have found some wonderful bloggers from Australia? Well, they have posted some ways that one person's help can make a difference: donations of money, donations of handmade/homemade items for auctions/sale, donations of clothing or toys. There are links on their blogs of who to contact to make such donations:

The Nutrients of Life has posted two messages: "Help Needed" and
"More Help Needed"

And Che and Fidel's post "today our country isn't so lucky" also has links to ways you can make a difference.

Please take a moment and visit these blogs, read their posts, and try to think if there might be some small way that you can help.

Remember the words of Mother Teresa: "In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love."


P.S. Here is a site (Handmade Help: How to Be Involved) that is telling step by step how you can help if you make homemade crafty items.

There are ways to donate money for the wildlife, the red cross is seeking donations, and there are many other charities that can also use donations listed on those blogs I mentioned. Just do what you can. And don't forget that prayers help too.


  1. Thanks for the info Melody. What a tragedy over in Australia. It's hard to imagine.


  2. It has made me so sad what all those people are going through! I think of the ones fleeing from their home only to get trapped and it makes me cry! It has been devastating even though I know no one over there.