Sunday, January 17, 2010

sunday prayer

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I am not religious in the sense that I go to Church or believe in a God of any name or by any book, but I do believe in something very big and very real. And what I believe is at the core of this being, that keeps the universe pumping, and pulsating and vibrating is love, compassion and the universal desire for peace and happiness.

I haven’t written about the tragic happenings in Haiti this week because I was so unsure of what to say, or how to begin. I’ve definitely held my little one closer, and whispered words of thanks for the random luck I have received in this life.

My thoughts are with everyone who has been affected by this disaster. It is unfathomable to me, that a population that already lives, breathes and endures daily hardships most of us could never imagine, should have to experience another tragedy of this scale.

I have dedicated some time today to researching how I can help in my small way. Some useful and reliable sites are here, here and here, if you also feel so inclined. Every dollar counts right now, and in the future every donation of any kind will be of great value.

Never underestimate the power of quiet prayer, contemplation and positive thought. It is important not to become numb too quickly. It is all too easy to live with an“out of sight, out of mind” mentality.

If anyone else, knows of any other charities that are worth taking a look at please leave a comment below. It’s often very overwhelming choosing an organization that you are confident in and that you know will really make a difference.

Peace, love and prayers to all of those in Haiti.

May the road rise up to meet you

May the wind be always at your back

May the sun shine warm upon your face

And the rains fall soft upon your fields

Until we meet again my friend.

- traditional gaelic prayer



dixiebelle said...

Well said, a thoughtful and gracious post. The situation was never good for them, now it would be hell on Earth. They need help and I hope they get it soon...

faerwillow said...

very gracious and well written indeed...your blessing is one of my grandfather always had a plaque on his boat with those words written...LOVE! may your heart feel at ease and may you be find a bit of comfort from within as to all you are doing to help...everything makes a difference whether great or smnall...brightest blessings~

Kate said...

What a beautiful way to describe such a horrific, hell like situation. I have had no words to put in a blog and appreciate yours. X

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