How heartbreaking are the images of devastation in newspapers and on TV at the moment. It's impossible not to be moved by the survivors' stories and the tales of loss.
At the same time, the stories of courage, generosity and survival are uplifting.
If you, like so many others, are keen to help financially, here's a new way you might be interested in -Authors for Queensland.
Authors have donated books, artwork, school sessions, manuscript assessments, plus more all of which are being auction with all funds raised going to the Premiers Relief Appeal.
Check out the website and start bidding. There's something for everyone! http://authorsforqueensland.wordpress.com/
And, while we're on the topic, how amazing is Premier Anna Bligh? Each day, her leadership and compassion shines!