Friday, June 25, 2010

if there was a bridge...

i drove through windy country roads
the beauty of nature enveloping me
and in that moment, i was happy
so i smiled.
The depth of suffering endured by people all around the world simply breaks my heart. It is of such an unimaginable proportion that at times, I can literally feel their pain. Today is one of those days. I am thinking of those who will continue to suffer daily, and remain neglected, because their story is no longer of interest to the media networks and their ratings. I thought to myself...
if there was a bridge
connecting the world,
what would you do?

May I become at all times
Both now and for ever
A protector for the helpless,
A guide for the lost ones,
A ship for those to cross oceans,
And a bridge to cross rivers,
A sanctuary for those in danger,
A lamp for those in darkness,
A refuge for those who need shelter,
A servant to all in need.
(Dalai Lama)
* * *
July 6, 2010 will be the Dalai Lama's 75th birthday - he will be 3/4 of a century old. So I started to think...what on earth could I do to celebrate such a wonderful day? Aha! - how about making a little contribution to help build a bridge of love around the world?

would you like to join me in doing a random act of kindness on Tuesday, July 6, 2010?


have a conscious friday and a divine weekend. one love.

*Twitter hashtag: #bridgeoflove

34 comments:

m. heart said...

That's a wonderful idea, Se'Lah! I'm going to spread the news about this on my site too and link to yours.

Kim Mailhot said...

Oh, yes, I will join you. What a wonderful gift to the Dalai Lama and to our world.
You are divine, my Friend. One Big Love to you.

Kass said...

Yes, magnificent idea. I'm in.

Wanda said...

I love your heart. One Love.

Cinner said...

Se'lah, I will join you. I think this is a wonderful idea, I will post on both my blogs....my verification word today is, are you ready.....sistr.
Do you think we are being told something. hugs to you take care.

Cinner said...

Se'lah, please go have a look on my blog, Me My Four Chins and I to see a post about this. hugs my friend.

Gail said...

HI and YES, I am with you in honor of all things good and kind and all the Dali believes. Cinner sent me your way. I am so glad she did.
Love to you
Gail
peace and hope for us all.....

Diana said...

Hi Se'lah!
I am visiting from Cinners Blog. She is right, you are a warm, loving and thoughtful person. It is a pleasure to meet you. I love your idea for July 6th, Dalai Lama's birthday. Wonderful!
Love Di ♥

Joanna Jenkins said...

I am stopping by from Cinner's blog to say hello and to tell you what a wonderful idea you have to celebrate the Dalai Lama's 75th birthday. Count me in!

I am new to your blog (follower #91) and look forward to getting to know you better.

Cheers,
jj

Kathryn Grace said...

Just one? On just this one day? But yes, imagine millions of random acts of kindness piling up around the world--millions blessed, millions more aided at just the right moment. What goodness might you spawn.

I'm in. I'll join you all in posting Tuesday on my blog.

Quick someone, come up with a short hashtag for Twitter so we can really spread the word. I'm no good at that kind of thing.

Kathryn Grace said...

P.S. Just tweeted this post on Twitter. Maybe someone there will come up with a hash tag. Any other tweeps reading this? Let me know if you tweet it and I'll RT. You can find me there at http://twitter.com/graceonline.

Kim Living Life said...

Se'Lah do you ever stop thinking of others the answer I think is no you are amazing. I love random acts so i'm in too. Love to you sister
xx

sarah said...

came from Cinner's blog...and she was right...you and this post...are beautiful.

Together We Save said...

Wonderful idea.... stopping by from Me My Four Chins.

Tracy said...

Oh, yes, Se'Lah count me in! I would love to join in this bridge around the world! This is beautiful, my friend! :o) ((LOVE & HUGS))

Chris said...

Count me in!! Sorry, I thought I'd already signed up! Need vacation or a memory upgrade, possibly both. Love this photo!!! Beautiful!

Darcel said...

Sounds like fun. Count me in :)
Your always thinking of others.

I tweeted it for you, and the hashtag is #bridgeoflove

Relyn said...

I love that you are always thinking of ways to give back. Love that about you.

Gayle said...

I will join you!

lisaschaos said...

Indeed! I love your bridge shot and it's a great idea! If only everyone thought like that.

Marilyn said...

What a spectacular idea. I must think of my gift to share on that day.

Anali said...

This is awesome! I'm all over it! ; )

iasa said...

you know i'm in, almost too late, but i made it.

elizabeth said...

absolutely! i'm in!

Tracey said...

I'm in, too! Thanks for alerting me, Selah - I would've missed out!!

Teresha@Marlie and Me said...

count me in...I'm doing a blog post about it tomorrow.

patty said...

i love this miss se'lah! shall it be a post linked to you? tues or wednesday?

Sharon said...

Se'lah, I will be happy to join in on your random acts of kindess to celebrate and build a bridge of love. I posted about it tonight and will again on Tuesday when I tell about my kindness.

Love to you Sweetheart!

Sharon

Sharon said...

Followed the link on "Secret Notebooks - Wild Pages" to join in the Dalai Lama's Birthday Random Act of Kindness celebration. Lovely blog. I will be back.

SE'LAH... said...

Yay - I think this is going to be a strong bridge ;) Thanks to all of you!!!

Hi Patty - as there are no rules, you may do as your heart desires.

Hi Sharon - so nice to have you joining us.

libby said...

You are so awesome Se'Lah! Count me in on this beautiful bridge of kindness. :)

sunnymama said...

Hope I'm not too late to join in. :)

Sharlene T. said...

Count me in, too. It's a wonderful idea and well worth sharing... thank you for the inspiration...

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Natty said...

Oh I totally lost this sorry... I have been so out of internet lately, just come here for some minutes...
Have a blessed day,
Natty