Monday, February 8, 2010

let love flow...

guess what friends? my *gift of jewels* is on its way to one of you lovelies right now. oh yes it is. i hope that this small token of friendship and love will warm your heart and soul. there are even more jewels sprinkled out there in the universe, passing each other in transit, making their way to you. one minor snag though, my mailman is about to take out a restraining order on me. he said something about stalking him. paranoid little fella. lol.

so, the first of the rains fell last night in haiti. while i nestled under the warm quilts in my cozy bed, many brothers and sisters were watching raindrops sieve through the tightly woven threads of their makeshift fabric tents. others cupped their palms to catch the free water being delivered from above in an effort to quench their severely parched throats. yet even more shivered under the cold rains, having no other place to call home but the earth beneath their bare feet. while others sang praises unto the Most High as the heavens opened up.

with the rainy season only three (3) weeks away, i can only pray that more aid reach the mass in time to save their lives. the NGO (non-govermental organisation) i've been donating to, Wyclef's Yéle Haiti, has prepared and distributed approximately 52,000 hot meals to the people of Haiti thus far. Can you imagine how comforting it must feel to sit down and have a hot meal amidst all this disaster? Yéle has also delivered family food kits, clean drinking water and medical supplies to help quake survivors. Admittedly, this is only a small dent but as my grandmother would say, "every mickle mek a muckle."
(translation: every little bit adds up). blessed love ayiti.

11 comments:

Cam said...

"every mickle mek a muckle" That just sounds like something my grandmother would also say!

My gift of jewels is going out tomorrow!

Angie Muresan said...

Those poor people. I hope the money gets to those that need it. And those orphaned children... I cannot stop thinking of them.

PinkInklings said...

Oh those grandmothers; they sprinkle those lil tidbits of wisdom like jimmies on ice cream. (I don't know who enjoys the tidbits more, us or them.) You do your grandma proud Se'Lah

Tracy said...

haha--"every mickle mek a muckle." ... I love that expression, Se'Lah! My mind is constantly turned to Haiti and the dire situation there... I pray... ((LOVE & HUGS))

Gayle said...

Your poor mailman!

I love your grandmother's saying! It's good to be reminded because too often the terrible feeling of "can I really make a difference?" creeps in.

Scattering Lupines said...

It's so easy to forget a tragedy in its aftermath. I am very thankful you remind us to keep praying for and helping those in Haiti any way we can.

jacqueline said...

your grandmother's saying is so true! it is comforting to hear that many are getting fed. i pray that more relief will come to them. lots of love...my friend.

margie said...

rain may actually precipitate the spread of cholera. nothing seems to be good news for those poor people.

Christina said...

i love the photo!
grandma neva lied.
prayers for haiti.

vchelle said...

I, too, love this photo! Something so free about it! Oh Yes, Gift of Jewels is at the forefront of my mind! Can't wait!

Haiti is in my heart!

Jac said...

It's hard to understand what the people of Haiti are going through at the moment. I can't imagine being without a roof over my head without the trauma of losing friends and family to this terrible disaster. A hot meal must bring some small comfort to these brave souls who are having to overcome so much. I donate to the British Red Cross who are helping with this terrible disaster as you say every bit helps, no matter how small.
On another note my gift of jewels is being sent out into the world today. :)