Wednesday, January 27, 2010

t.h.e. s.i.m.p.l.e. t.h.i.n.g.s...




the simple things, like falling into the arms of your mother.
holding on. no! clinging to her until you become one.
experience the healing power of love. swoon!
~
strength through unity. united we stand.
i will never forget you, haiti. when your heart aches, i feel it.
my arms raised toward the heavens, prayers of supplication.
plenty have not food, water, nor a place to still call home, but
love. yes! love. it keeps the enduring spirit flowing and not even an
earthquake is strong enough to break it.
~
tomorrow is promised to no one. i
heard my grandmother say
i understand the meaning, on this very day.
nice to see so many of you, sprinkling gift of jewels,
giving love notes to one another in
such a simple way.
~
you. inspire. me.
one. love.

*to read more about *the simple things*, please visit my soul sistah, Empress Christina over at Soul Aperture. for each blog that joins in this fun and uplifting event, her family will donate $1.00 to doctors without borders to help our brothers and sisters in haiti.

*only 3 days left to join the *gift of jewels* postcard exchange. if you'd like to participate, please click here. let's spread some peace and love all over this world, and show january who's boss!

76 comments:

Tabitha@ichoosebliss said...

Simply beautiful :)

Cathi said...

Breathtaking words!

cinner said...

I love the photo, it is beautiful, as are your thoughts of the Haiti people. Love is amazing Selah You are a beautiful soul. I loved your post today.

country girl said...

Your mother is BEAUTIFUL.
I had to sit and just look at that photograph for a little while....soak up the love...that tender, totally open raw moment. Thank you for sharing that.
This place, this community, is so precious.
So glad to know you...
xo

ELK said...

a simple yet stunning photo

rayfamily said...

Beautiful! 'tomorrow is promised to no one.' Wonderful mindset!

Char said...

beautiful, so beautiful

xoxox

Gayle said...

Oh my gosh, your words, so beautiful. Your photo, so beautiful!

Gillian said...

Wonderful list, and I love that you love so much.
Can't forget Haiti, no way.
I too believe that we are never promised tomorrow, and I have to keep reminding myself of that...I want my actions to reflect that belief.
xoxo
Have a beautiful day girl!

Yiota said...

'falling into the arms of your mother' is the most simple and precious thing in the whole world!
Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

JoLyn said...

You've given a whole new meaning to me about simple things. I'm going to ponder today.

Beautiful photo--I can feel it!

Sometimes Sophia said...

Your blog is beautiful... graceful and generous. Love the photo in your header.

Thanks for visiting.

m.e (Cathie) said...

big hug to you Se'Lah for sharing your simple things with us.
i love the pic & the words, beautifully illustrated & felt.

Teresa O said...

Heart touching photo accompanied words that really do go straight to my heart. Beautiful simple things post.

Cora said...

Beautiful words.... oh yes!

Marion Williams-Bennett said...

I feel so much love and warmth from this photo and from your words!

My daughter asked me how God could let these bad things happen...i had no answer for that, but I did say these bad things give us all a chance to come together and help others, to feel love! Thank you for this and for being a force of good!

Blessings to you!

jacqueline said...

i love this picture...i want to give you a huge hug!

Christina said...

what a beautiful photo. just breathtaking. you always ease me into such beauty.
with love
one love

Sherry said...

How did I know I would be deeply moved when I came here to read your list???

The photograph -- beautiful. It truly touches my heart.

And your grandmother's wisdom...tomorrow is promised to no one. And so we make this day the one that counts. Thank you for the beautiful reminder.

And yes, Haiti we love you so very much.

Tracy said...

Thank you for this love note and joy, Se'Lah--Love you :o) ((HUGS))

vchelle said...

When I saw that photo, I don't know what happened inside of me but I will try to explain it. It's like that's all I needed to see and your words acommpany the photo was confirmation that JAH breaths us and so have no other choice but to love and be love! I love you!

Haiti is raising! Haiti is strong! I sing this affirmative prayer!

Susan said...

The older we are the more we hold on to our mothers. I miss mine as she's in India.
Thank you for peeping into my blog Se'Lah

Kamana said...

great image. nothing like a hug of a mother.

Wanda said...

Love the photo. Love the simple things. Since Love is so simple, I wonder why so many find it so hard to do....

One Love.

amelia said...

I saw this image on LUT and got choked up- there is nothing like a mothers hug- beautiful!

Jenners said...

Lovely thoughts you have ... there is nothing like the hug of a mother.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

There is no one who loves so unconditionally as a mother! Wonderful photos and heartfelt list. I am learning so much by reading each and every participant's words.

Marilyn said...

Love your heart.

Caroline said...

OMG...falling into the arms of your mother until you are one... Hoping one day my oldest will feel that way about me. What a beautiful list.

xoxo

stephanie said...

Beautiful words! Thank you for sharing.

sperlygirl said...

so beautiful - and that photo...wow, that is powerful. warmly, s

marinik said...

beautiful darling... a hug with mom...is priceless...
i have a great post about love on my page right below the simple things... you would appreciate
my list is up too
peace
:)

susanna said...

Awww, yes, there's nothing like a good hug from mom. You and your mom look like you have a good, close relationship. And yes, isn't Christina's Simple Things event a terrific idea? She's a special woman. :)

bekkah said...

beautiful words and such a touching photograph!

beth said...

tomorrow is promised to no one....

now that is the most potent thing I have read today and I love it !

xoxoxo

ps....both this photo and your banner photo are amazing !

Connie said...

big sighs of happiness...beautiful photo, beautiful thoughts!!!

Kay said...

beautiful words beautiful picture...so glad i found you!!! especialy for the line 'tomorrow is promised to no-one'how true..xx

yorksnbeans said...

that photo is absolutely priceless! wonderful post!

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

beautiful...leaves me breathless

you have a beautiful soul, my friend

so very HAPPY to meet you today through the beloved Christina..

she has created a treasure of a day...one that warms my heart..

sending love
kary
xxx

lakeviewer said...

Thanks for your visit.

Grace said...

Your list reads like poetry!

Marbella Jewelry Designs said...

wonderful post!
"tomorrow is promised to no one", we must remember this.
thanks for visiting me and commenting. this has been a wonderful way to meet new bloggers and a great cause.
sandra

Cam said...

Yes, soaking up mama's love can heal body and soul...

Thinking of Haiti every day...

kate i said...

Such a beautiful photograph of love's embrace!

Sarah said...

Hi SE'LAH,
Yes, love-love conquers all. Beautiful picture and beautiful words thank you!
Sarah

becky at abbeystyle said...

Thanks for stopping by. I think I've just uncovered a delightful world of sisters...I'll return for more visits.
Peace.

suzyQ said...

Thank you for stopping by!
Your words are so lovely.
And what a truly inspiring image!
xo

Jac said...

This a beautiful and heartfelt post Se'Lah, I feel the love in your words and such a wonderful photo - I feel that hug from here :) ' Tomorrow is promised to no one,' so true but something we seem to forget a lot of the time. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier - I just love these 'simple things' posts. xoxo

Meredith said...

Lovely post, such inspiring words from the heart. :)

I so loved the part about mother-daughter love. (Missing my mama, who is far away, and I think I will give her a call right after I finish this comment.)

Angie Muresan said...

Your list touches my heart. I believe in love. It is within us all.

Beverley Baird said...

What a wonderful list. I loved the photo!
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Take care.

Relyn said...

This is one of my favorite things. And, I'm pretty sure that Gift of Jewels will become so. Hello, my friend.

Paula said...

I found you through Christina. I've fallen in love with the picture at the top of this post; it makes my heart just sing.

Shell said...

Beautiful post, Selah. Makes me grateful I still have my mom.
I like you banner as well.

Jeanne Klaver said...

Beautiful, just beautiful!

Toni said...

Love your photo, Se'Lah, and your simple things are simply beautiful.

Liss said...

Love and the kindness of other give us strength to continue when we feel all is lost. The people of Haiti need all our love.

goodniteirene said...

i'm better now that i've found se'lah.
LOVE.

Linda said...

I love the picture! I love the thought of clinging to your mother until you become one. My mother is gone now, so I can no longer do this. what I can do is cling to my daughters and granddaughters and enjoy that shared love. I think I will be visiting your blog often!

Kat said...

absolutely beautiful! Love your photo. :) I'll be back soon!

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Beautiful! LOVE that photo, perfection! Se'lah, so glad I've met you through Christina!

xo

She Writes said...

I ahve goosebumps! Stunning words to match a grogeous image!

tattytiara said...

Mothers hold you like no other.

Lyn said...

Your words are simply beautiful and moving. I can see we share a passion for the human condition and causes... Thank you Se'lah for dropping by my blog - and for keeping Haiti in the hearts and minds of your visitors. Peace to you my friendc...

patty said...

this is SO beautiful.
{i also blogged a bit on haiti... it was 2 posts ago...}
you know, here, we wonder and just happen upon places? i'm so glad i happened upon you! i read a few posts and just love the feel, love your concerns, love your worldliness... serendipity. my favorite word.

Faith, Hope, and Love said...

Your beautiful photo and words have brought tears to my eyes. I am so happy that you stopped by my blog and that I have found your amazing corner of the world!

My mother is with Him and oh how I wish I could hold her today...
I do in my heart.

Blessings,
Robin

patty said...

ps: beautiful photo!

Connie said...

Beautiful post!I lost my mother many years ago..so I understand how important(and special)clinging to your mother and showing your love truly is!
I loved your "simple things" and I hope it is ok that I added you to my blog list. I will be back to visit!!

The Write Girl said...

Stunning I love every word!!

Ken said...

Lovely poem and thoughts. Thanks Se'lah for visiting my blog.

katrina lauren said...

such a beautiful heartfelt post. the photo of you embracing your mom is so powerful. truly special.
you are special!
xo.
k

lagirl/Sweet Tea said...

Thanks for stopping by to visit - that's how I found YOU. Lovely, inspiring words AND that beautiful photo. So happy I found your Blog; I signed on to follow.

Carol said...

Beautiful! I love your words.

elizabeth said...

Such a beautiful photo and post. Thank you.

Se'Lah said...

give thanks to all of you for your kind words. you leave me breathless.

one love

winnsangels said...

So very late in returning to your post. Thank you for your angel presence.
Such hauntingly beautiful words - words filled with such sadness, such hope, such strength.
Thank you.
Angels be with you.