Monday, October 18, 2010

lift as you climb...


a few days ago, i was reflecting on injustice, the prevalence of atrocities around the world, and whether we think it is our responsibility to speak up, or stand up, on behalf of those who suffer as a result.  all weekend, i couldn't shake my thoughts.  sadly, i recognise that as much as i would love to, it is not humanly possible for me to solve all these issues by myself, but i also know that i can (and must) contribute to the solution.  even if for only one person.  for just one moment.  i need to be the change i want to see in the world.

i paused for a moment and prayed deeply for those living in despair.  (exhale).  i sat thinking about what i could personally do to help them. a thousand thoughts flooded my mind.  and it was while i was swimming around in these thoughts that this old proverb crept into my consciousness - lift as you climb.  yes.  that's the answer.  we must lift as we climb for the betterment of humanity.  so that the hungry may be fed; the naked clothed, the sick nourished, the aged protected and infants cared for.  and i can start with one random act of kindness.

hey, did you know that the 13th of November, 2010 is World Kindness Day?

wouldn't that be a wonderful day to collectively perform a random act of kindness?  care to join Anyes and I?  

one love.


36 comments:

Marilyn said...

I love these thoughts "life as you climb". Sometimes when we are in turmoil and trying to pay attention, creative thoughts do come to us.

Toni said...

You are always so inspiring, Se'Lah. So caring about others who are less fortunate and wanting to do what you can to help. I love the thought of "lift as you climb" and the idea of starting with one act of kindness. Count me in. =)

VM Sehy Photography said...

I'm in. Not sure what I'll do, but I've got time to figure it out. Looking forward to it!

Kim Mailhot said...

You know I love this idea, Miss Se'lah ! I am in, of course. You know, little things grouped together make big things, right ? This little thing give us big hope...
One Big Love to you, Beautiful Friend !

Christina said...

such inspiring and heartfelt words.

Tracy said...

Oh, my dear friend... we think much the same. I often feel the weight of so many things, so many sufferings of others on my shoulders--wishing so much I could do all, help all. But my metta, loving-kindness meditation practice help. To breathe in & out compassion for others is a good step, a small step... but a step. :o) I love the idea of random act of kindness--a day for just that. Happy Day, Se'Lah ((LOVE & HUGS))

Kass said...

Wonderful post. Thank you.

Cinner said...

Beautiful Se'lah, count me in for sure.

Birdie said...

Se'lah I'm happy that we do organize random act of kindness again. We should really all do it on a daily basis and your post is such a great reminder not to forget ... have a wonderful day, big hugs!!

Chris said...

What a beautiful post!!! How like you to think of those suffering around the world! The world is in desperate need of more people like you Se'Lah.

Jakki said...

"Lift as you climb"

4 simple words that hold a powerful message

I like it....

Kathryn Grace said...

I'm on a lot of lists. It's physically impossible to respond to each atrocity, each inequity, each solvable problem that comes to my inbox. So each day, I sign a petition or two, post a few on Facebook or Twitter, and give in whatever way I can to whatever I can. Awareness is the first step in solving these problems. Those of us who write can continue to use our forums to help raise awareness.

Thank you for doing your part, Se'lah.

happeningsonchaosranch said...

I did this with you last time Se'lah. I love random acts of kindness! I'm in.

Sharon

margie said...

you are beautiful. one love. xo

Anyes said...

It's such a pleasure to co-host with you Se'Lah. Thank you :-)

LadyFi said...

What a lovely idea!

kath said...

I love this photo. She is an angel.

iasa said...

Oh yes, I would love to be a part of this. One love Sistern

Gail said...

Dear Se'Lah-

oh yes, yes, yes...I will be honored to be part of this day of kindness. Yes.

Love to you and all that you do to make this a better world.
Gail\
peace....

Anna, The Lemon Lady said...

Se'lah,
Wonderful ideas. Always hope to inspire others. For those who have commented about not knowing what to do as a random act of kindness, How about pick fruit from a neighbor's tree and donate to a soup kitchen, food bank, homeless shelter. Ask permission first, or course. The poor and the hungry will benefit from healthy, fresh produce. Bless you. Warmest thoughts. Count me in!

Joanna Jenkins said...

YOu have such a kind heart. Count me in.
xo jj

Vickie said...

What a beautiful thought and a beautiful gift! Yes, indeed, I would love to participate in a random act of kindness!

I'm lifting you as I climb. Divine Presence show me. I'm available to more good that I can imagaine in my life.

Thank you for being you! I love you!

Libby said...

I would love to join you with random acts of kindness on November 13th and every day. What a difference a kind word, smile, or helping hand can make in someone's life. To me this is the meaning of "one love". Selah you are a true inspiration.

Relyn said...

I'm in - definitely.

julochka said...

"lift as you climb" is a beautiful thought and i think way too often women don't lift one another as they climb. :-( beautiful thoughts, as always. and so nice to know there's a world kindness day. who would have imagined that?

xox,
/j

aliceinparis said...

Lovely idea, thanks!

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

thank you for asking me and i would love to...

sending love,

kary
xxx

flwrjane said...

Absolutely, thank you for thinking of me and always thinking collectively.

xo Jane

Tracey said...

don't know if i commented here, but definitely @ Anyes' place. Count me in for sure - let me know what to do! :-)

PixieDust said...

What an honor to join you for such a beautiful venture...

:-)

love,
me

kate i said...

Oh yes, lift as you climb...love this thought. I'm in too Se'lah.

Anali said...

I'm looking forward to this! : )

belle said...

I already have something in mind. I have always wanted to volunteer at a pet shelter so this will be the perfect opportunity. Hopefully they will let me.

rayfamily said...

I'm in too, dear Se'lah, such a wonderful theme..lift as you climb..inspired.

elaine said...

I'm in...

sunnymama said...

Please forgive my lateness in getting here, but of course I want to join you on this special day. :)