Thursday, June 11, 2009

Conscious Friday: rise up...





















There could never be haves, without have nots.

Each day I get out of my bed, I remember
When I turn on the faucet to clean running water, I remember
When I put on my clothes, my shoes, my coat, I remember
Whether I eat breakfast or drink a hot cup of tea, I remember
Each and every time I turn the key to lock my door, I remember
That there could never be haves, without have nots.

there go I, but for the grace of God.

The ability to raise oneself, or having the financial ability to help others rise, out of poverty has always been a social issue I hold close to my heart. Earlier this week, I was visiting this brand new organic garden blog, supermamasgarden.blogspot.com, and I saw an advertisement for KIVA. It caught my eye so I did a little research and found Kiva to be quite an interesting concept of changing lives through microfinance. For more information, please click here. Thank you for raising my consciousness, SuperMama.

Oh, and let's not forget about Honorary Knight Bono and the ONE campaign dedicated to eradicating extreme poverty, especially in Mama Africa. For more information, please click here.

Have a Conscious Friday and a divine weekend.

And for your listening pleasure, I leave you with:
*Richie Spice: Open the Doors


*I-Octane: Poverty


*Wayne Wade: Poverty in the Ghetto


One Love.

19 comments:

tangobaby said...

I remember reading about KIVA some months ago and thinking the same thing: what a wonderful organization. Thanks for the reminder to look at that again.

Happy Friday and Happy weekend.

iasa said...

So true SE'LAH. Have a wonderful weekend.

I love Richie Spice!

Christina said...

Me 'eard da music en come runnen! ; )

Your words are seeping into my heart. Thank you for the reminder of KIVA.

Headed to sway to your conscious tunes.

One love~

vchelle said...

Great awarness you bring! I heard a news segment about KIVA and was really impressed but forgot about it. Thanks for bringing it to the forefront again. Poverty is so unacceptable! I stay grateful and in prayer for those less fortunate.. I send them prosperity and joy!

Love you and love your ability to be conscious!

Too late to listen to the sounds, but you know I will... kisses and hugs...

vchelle said...

P.S. Happy Conscious Friday! Here is what pricked my consciousness...

http://operationyou.blogspot.com/2009/06/conscious-friday-lets-keep-world.html

Wanda said...

"There could never be haves without have nots."

Truth.

Gayle said...

I have seen the ads for KIVA, but never clicked on them. I'm off to check it out.

Darcel said...

So true! I know I keep saying it, but I really enjoy your blog. I'll be back later to catch up on what I've missed this week. Have a wonderful weekend!

Relyn said...

Each day I get out of my bed, I remember
When I turn on the faucet to clean running water, I remember
When I put on my clothes, my shoes, my coat, I remember
Whether I eat breakfast or drink a hot cup of tea, I remember
Each and every time I turn the key to lock my door, I remember


You remind me with each visit of how much I have to be grateful for.

Anali said...

I gave to KIVA and it's really a great organization. There's a link on my blog to my KIVA page. It's cool how you can follow the organizations.

Have a great weekend! : )

rochambeau said...

Thank you for bringing KIVA our attention, Se'Lah.

You are right. It is important to give thanks for all of the many astonishing blessing we enjoy. Also, important to help each other, in our own special and unique way. We are all connected!

Constance

Vicki ~ FL said...

So true Se'lah ~ thanks for the info on KIVA

BTW thanks for visiting and the pasta came from either Marshall's or TJ Maxx.

Gattina said...

Thanks for your comment on my thirsty camel !

sunnymama said...

This looks an interesting concept!

Sorry I haven't been about for a few days. Hope you are having a divine weekend. We have beautiful sunshine here :)

Toni said...

Such a beautiful poem, Se'Lah, with a powerful message. Another blogger has posted about KIVA a couple of times. I think it sounds like a fantastic organization that allows your loan to keep on giving, if you so choose.

spudballoo said...

Such powerful words, and a great message. My husband was talking to me about microfinance the other day as it's something we're considering. I don't think it was KIVA, we live in the UK. Reminded me to get on and look in to it!

Elizabeth said...

a great reminder. I'd heard of Kiva before but haven't looked into it yet. I will have to do so. I like the idea!

mademoisellechitchat said...

I LOVE this statue!!!

Wildly Cam said...

I have the KIVA button on my sidebar too, I wish it were bigger! I want to shout, CLICK HERE CLICK HERE to spread the word! I have a little coffee can with KIVA money in it. It's not much, but I am adding to it!

One Love, Se'lah! One Love!