Saturday, March 19, 2011

Breaking the Silence

"Even though I may never meet you,
laugh with you, cry with you, or kiss you,
I love you."

After toiling with the idea of whether or not to post something about Japan, and what I would say, and what hasn't been said already, and if my words could do anything to help -- I was happy to find a cause in which I wasn't supposed to speak at all. I didn't want to be judged on whether or not I was participating in this event, so I questioned whether I should even post about that. But I'm taking the plunge, and being vulnerable, and here I am. I kept my mouth shut for a day.

I announced it on Facebook and Twitter.

The only two comments I made were at Grit and Glamour, thanking Vahni for her post on this subject; and at Ever Ours, thanking Lydia for being one-half of For Japan With Love's founders (the other is Utterly Engaged).

At the time of my donation, over $44,000 had been raised for Shelter Box.

I suggest reading these heartfelt posts by The Citizen Rosebud & Elle Enchanted.


  1. This is awesome girl. (I am JTwisdom and I found you after you graciously commented on my blog). I participated in For Japan with love also. Bella of Citizen Rosebud struck a cord with the blogging community and I commend her for that. I felt her heart in her post.
    I will read Elle Enchanted's post.

  2. Good for you hunnie!! I participated and donated as well..:)

    Happy Saturday:)

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  3. I'm glad it raised so much money, because Shelter box is providing some great essentials. I was skeptical of what a day of silence would do, but the blogging community's unity proved me wrong. Thank you for linking to my post!

  4. I know this is all much appreciated and a beautiful gesture of hope, kindness, compassion and love. thank you

  5. Thank you for the mention. I feel so proud to be part of such a strong and compassionate community who is proving that there's more heart to fashion than meets the eye. xo. -Bella Q
    the Citizen Rosebud

  6. It was so amazing to be a part of this. I did return blog comments, but nothing new was posted on our blog!

  7. I can't believe how much we all raised! I donated pretty early on, they might not have even met their goal at the time. I feel so good taking part in something bigger than me.

    The House in the Clouds


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