I can't imagine the devastation that Japan is experiencing currently. My thoughts and prayers are with the people there. Cancer taught much about appreciation for life as I know it, but it also gave me perspective. I am blessed by modern medicine, by my friends and family, and by God. Yet that doesn't mean bad things don't happen to good people. Now, I am far from perfect, but I have always tried to do the right thing, and even through many good decisions that led to great opportunities in my life, I still developed a life-threatening disease.
It's hard to explain to some why I still expect good things to happen in my life. Some would just take the pessimistic viewpoint and expect the worst at every turn, and I'm not going to lie, those thoughts have occurred to me, but I've never been one to stay down long. And I certainly hope to be able to help any way I can to assist the people of Japan as they get back on their feet again.