Each day is a gift
Given freely without expectation of anything in return.
Each day offers us the chance
To find ourselves amidst the wreckage
To allow us to persevere and endure
On March 3, 2011, the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami wreaked havoc on the Japanese coast. This tree was the only one left standing from a natural tsunami barrier of 70,000 pine trees in the town of Rikuzentakata. Today it stands as a national monument of Japan.
Some days we may be reminded how little control we have over our own lives. Even in the worst of situations, it is up to us to learn from our experiences and find hope.
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