Love Letter to Japan


I’ve never been to Japan. Chris has; he went as a youngin’ with his boy’s choir. Lucky. I hope to someday visit & enjoy the glories of that country. Can you believe what happened there last week? I was just shocked to see the devastation the tsunami caused and my heart goes out to all those affected by the earthquake & the ensuing tsunami.

I want to help out in some way. Seriously, sometimes I think what difference can a girl like me make? It’s not like I have all the time & money in the world. Maybe we can all pitch in and make a difference. So I’d like to send a fun sticker* to anyone who donates their time and/or money to the relief efforts in Japan & fill out the google form below.

Click here to donate to the Red Cross.

Click here to watch Love Letter to Japan music video by the bird & the bee.

•  U P D A T E ! •

The stickers have all been spoken for! However, feel free to still donate to the Red Cross & other organizations. Help is still needed. Cheers!! If you’ve signed up for a sticker, I’ll be sending them out mid-week next week. Thanks for your donations!

*While supplies last.

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    1. Nelle says:

      Good for you! This is a really thoughtful and beautiful way to inspire people to donate to the relief fund for those affected by these tragic natural disasters. Of course you can make a difference, each of us is only one person alone but together we can help the world. I really admire your efforts, both artistic and moral. x

    2. This is awesome, Melissa! I donated but I want more people to so I will save your stickers as incentive for them :) (Hope your “talk” today went well!)

    3. Heather says:

      Thank you so much for doing something like this! My family and I currently live in Okinawa Japan. We were blessed enough to not have any effects from the earthquakes or tsunami on our island. After living here for 3 years we have grown to love the Japanese people and it heart breaking to see what is happening on mainland. We are doing everything we can to help out from donating to Red Cross to putting together hygiene kits with our church. Every little bit helps and right now the Japanese people can use all the help they can get.

    4. Robyn says:

      This is such a beautiful post. I find myself trying to think of ways I can help other than just donating money. I feel like I must do something to help these people. My heart goes out to these families in Japan who have lost so much. I watched footage where within 6 minutes houses were being swept away and it hit me so powerfully that we need to cling to our relationships and families. The material items we have can be swept away in a instant.

    5. Peggy says:

      You are an inspiration. You make a difference! Bless you!

    6. Lillian says:

      Thanks for doing this, Melissa. My family lives in Sendai and we couldn’t get a hold of any of them for days. Miraculously, they’re all alive and safe. It’s weird to see buildings and towns I remember from my childhood completely destroyed.

      Anyway, thank you so much for getting the word out. You’re making more of a difference than you know.

    7. Amy says:

      This post made me very happy!
      Thank you for the love letter even though you’ve never been to Japan, All my family and friends are in Japan and they are safe but it is just so sad to accept what happend. It will be different Japan when I go back there next time.

      But it just so nice to know people from all over the world are praying for Japan.

      I just wanted to give you a big hug!!

    8. EM says:

      I was an English teacher in the hardest hit area – it’s been so hard to hear and watch my old friends and neighbors suffer, but this post makes me so inspired that people all over the world can help. Thank you.

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