By now, everyone knows about the 8.8 magnitude earthquake and the tsunami that struck northeast Japan yesterday.
Truly heartwrenching, especially when the extent of damage was shown in the news.
Imagine entire houses being swept away in the blink of an eye, vehicles being swept off by the strong waves of the tsunami, the explosion of the nuclear power plant. It just can’t be imagined, in Singapore.
In my honest opinion I think as Singaporeans, we’ve been living a life too full of comfort already. Seeing what happened to Japan is something that’s just inconceivable. But it’s real, and there’s no way you can run away from reality.
Death tolls are rising in Japan (no surprise there, don’t you think so?), many more unaccounted for, some missing, and for some lucky ones, found alive.
The truth is, in the aftermath of this earthquake that struck Japan, and sent many more tsunami risk alerts to countries like Philippines, Taiwan, Australia, USA, Chile, I realized that counting your blessings and giving thanks to God for every single day in your life is the most important thing ever. You never know what can happen in the next instant, so in a nutshell, seize the day, make the most out of your life, and most importantly, count your blessings and give thanks to God.