day 44 Christchurch earthquake edition it’s been 8 years since the February 2011 earthquake and only a little more than that since the September one. It’s kind of tricky to find gratitude for something that quite literally turned my life upside down from the very roots, shaking homes, cracking the earth, stealing lives. But let’s give this a try I’m grateful to experience the true power of our earth To learn that all it takes is one moment to change your world, life and landscape forever For teaching me to appreciate the people I love in this moment, and not to take things for granted because you never know what tomorrow will bring for all the inspiring and relentlessly compassionate Red Cross, St. John and civil defence volunteers I got to meet while I was myself volunteering at an earthquake emergency relief center the push I needed to leave and extend myself out into this wonderful world the strength that came from many years over overcoming the trauma and anxieties and getting out the other side the resilience and strength of my home town and all the people who’ve chosen to stick around and rebuild all the moments of extreme kindness and beauty that crept into the everyday throughout that time

day 44 Christchurch earthquake edition ? it’s been 8 years since the February 2011 earthquake and only a little more than that since the September one. It’s kind of tricky to find gratitude for something that quite literally turned my life upside down from the very roots, shaking homes, cracking the earth, stealing lives. But let’s give this a try ? I’m grateful to experience the true power of our earth ? To learn that all it takes is one moment to change your world, life and landscape forever ? For teaching me to appreciate the people I love in this moment, and not to take things for granted because you never know what tomorrow will bring ? for all the inspiring and relentlessly compassionate Red Cross, St. John and civil defence volunteers I got to meet while I was myself volunteering at an earthquake emergency relief center ? the push I needed to leave and extend myself out into this wonderful world ? the strength that came from many years over overcoming the trauma and anxieties and getting out the other side ? the resilience and strength of my home town and all the people who’ve chosen to stick around and rebuild ? all the moments of extreme kindness and beauty that crept into the everyday throughout that time ?

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