Thursday, January 7, 2010

*Gift of Jewels* project: peace and love...

As I stood staring at this worn wind chime fluttering in the wind, I couldn't help but feel uplifted. Although it has undoubtedly weathered many a storm, it still made the most beautiful sound. You should have heard it. I started to daydream and my imagination ran away from me. I was instantly transported to the "roof of the world", the peaceful land of Tibet. I envisioned silent prayers whispered on the breath of nature floating all around me. It touched my soul and I smiled.

During the fall, we celebrated the Ethiopian New Year with a modified pen pal project called the *gift of jewels*. International participants sprinkled jewels all over 12 different countries in the world and it brought a little extra happiness to many of our hearts. Since we just rang in yet another new year, I thought it would be a lovely time to exchange greetings with a new pen pal.

For those interested, please join me in sending a randomly selected person a greeting card in the post? It can be personally hand-crafted, a photocard, photograph, or even a purchased postcard or greeting card. We must all agree, however, to honour our commitment because some loving soul will be eagerly awaiting your card's arrival.

If you wish to participate in the *gift of jewels* project, please leave a comment on this post by January 30, 2010. All participants should also email me directly at necessaryroom@gmail.com with their snail mail address and blog link. I will randomly select the intended recipient of your jewel from amongst the participants. You will receive a personal email from me shortly after the registration deadline with your secret recipient's information. Please rest assured that your information will not be shared with anyone other than the person selected to send your "gift of jewels".

All *gift of jewels* should be postmarked on or before February 14, 2010, which happens to be the Tibetan New Year, and the day of love.

So, wanna join in spreading peace and love around the world?

58 comments:

julochka said...

oh, count me in for sure!!!

Tracy said...

You know I'm there, Se'Lah! ;o) This project of yours has touched my heart so much and I am thrilled to part of it. The weathered wind chime is such an apt symbol of the resilience of love and life. :o) Beautiful image, my friend. Happy Day ((HUGS))

Kamana said...

you know how i enjoy this. count me in.

iasa said...

I'm there!

sherry ♥ lee said...

Me as well Se'Lah, I wouldn't miss it.

Gayle said...

I'm in!

Darcel said...

This is so much fun. It makes me feel like a kid again!

Relyn said...

I'm in. Definitely!

Connie said...

Ah yes...it was so fun last time :)

vchelle said...

Sign me up to send some sunshine to the heart!

sunnymama said...

and me! :)

Marilyn said...

Me too!

kath said...

I'm in!
xo

Toni said...

Count me in, Se'Lah!

eastkentuckygal said...

I'd love to participate again Se'Lah!

PixieDust said...

Absolutely!

:-D

(((hugs))),
love,
me

Lynne said...

absolutely! I'm in again... and hopefully our postal service will be a little quicker this time!

Tea Time and Roses said...

Dear Se'lah I would love to take part.

Smiles...

Beverly

Char said...

I'm in!

Carol said...

Yes! Thanks for letting me know!

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

I would love to be a part of this. That windchime photo is beautiful, there's so much feeling in it, I feel like I'm right there, looking up at it in the sky.

xo

Tracey said...

Wish I could've heard the wind chime as well. Beautiful post. Count me in on the 'jewels'; I loved it last time! :-)

suvarna mollerup said...

There is something so special about receiving actual hold it in your hands mail, and I love the thought of writing words on paper knowing that someone somewhere will open it and be surprised. I'm in.
xo

m.e (Cathie) said...

thank you for your email, will definitely like to join in on the beautiful fun.

Cam said...

Of course, I would love to join in.

Maybe my recipient could be domestic, though, since my post office, or somewhere thereafter, had issues last time?

Have I mentioned I live down in the swamp? Things can't be complicated here...haha.

Kim Living Life said...

Count me in too how exciting

baretrix said...

Can I join in too?

Janet said...

Am so looking forward to doing this again. I am so out of touch, it seems, and this will be wonderful. Thanks Se'Lah!

Natty said...

Yes yes I want it as well :)

Carla said...

Great Idea!! I love it!!
I´m on.

Carla

Roberta Granada said...

I'm there!
this is cool, kisses

scj said...

This is a lovely idea and I'd love to join in.
Thank you for sharing this.

Sheila

red or gray art said...

hello friend..ready to send again...elk

Marie said...

I would love to participate. It sounds like a wonderful venture. Count me in!

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

OK, I'm going to participate again. Add to me the list.

Jax said...

What a lovely idea, can I join in please?

hellosweetworld said...

I'm in! Already emailed ya! Thanks for letting me know. Sorry i've been so absent lately.

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

What a great idea. Learned about this from Tracy at Pink Purl. I'll send you an email.

Thanks.
Claudia

kenardllc said...

please include me in the gift of jewels!

Christina said...

me too,love.
: )

Teresha@Marlie and Me said...

This sounds like fun. I'm new here...hope it's okay to join in.

Sometimes Sophia said...

Okay. This is a great idea. Count me in.

Elizabeth said...

Want to participate too. Just love to write cards and receiving mail.

susanna said...

What a great idea! It's such a treat to receive unexpected postcards and handwritten notes in the mail and I just made a whole bunch of notecards with my artwork on the front. So, please, count me in!

Jac said...

Hi Se'Lah, what a wonderful and uplifting idea, even the name "Gift of Jewels" sounds so beautiful. Count me in, I'll be emailing you with my details. :)

Beverley Baird said...

I am late joining in, but would love to join in the gift of jewels exchange. What a wonderful way to make the world a smaller place!
Thanks for hosting this.

Paula said...

Please let me play!

country girl said...

Oooh, what FUN!
I feel like a little kid...
Yes, sign me up for this! :)
xo

Kathleen Grace said...

I think this sounds like so much fun! Sign me up please:>)

Mamma has spoken said...

This sounds like fun, count me in!

flwrjane said...

I'm in. I 'm loving you women. Where have I been hiding?

Sharon said...

I believe this is something I have to do. Wish I'd known about it last time. Sounds lovely.

libby said...

sounds wonderful...i'd love to be a part of this!

Melissa H. said...

I'd love to join in. What do you need from me?

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PinkInklings said...

this sounds really neat!

Angie Muresan said...

This is such an awesome idea! I would love to participate!
Here's my link: http://www.angiemuresan.com/
and here's my email: angiemuresan(at)gmail(dot)com

Kapuananiokalaniakea said...

1st visit. Can't be an accident. Am I too late to play?

Kapuananiokalaniakea said...

Oops! I see now I missed it because it's tomorrow in your world. I will send my gift of jewels out to the Universe this year and perhaps I will be able to join you next year. I feel blessed to know that it is happening and that there are so many loving spirits in this world. Thank you.