Thursday, January 14, 2010

Sunny Skies : Lows and Highs

The sun is playing hide' n seek

in my village today.

It peeks out for a moment

then jumps back inside to play.

No matter what

your point of view,

in this place,

beauty waits for you.

Around each bend

and up each hill,

beyond each door

and window sill,

down every street

and through each lane,

no search for splendor

goes in vain.

Wait! That's my street.

I'm home again.


Today, my thoughts and prayers are with three million people who make their collective home in Port au Prince, Haiti. Like me, they live under mostly sunny skies, but their lives have been devastated by an earthquake of catastrophic proportion. As one who lives in earthquake country myself, my heart goes out to these people, and I'm grateful to know that our country, my own church, and so many others are already reaching out to help them. Donations can be made through the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints humanitarian fund. I am also aware, through a Christian art blog I follow, of a man who has adopted two children in Haiti and has close ties there. He has spearheaded a Help Haiti t-shirt fundraising effort. I am on my way to buy that t-shirt...

If you think you are too small to be effective,
you have never been in bed with a mosquito. ~Betty Reese

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one. ~Mother Teresa


jen said...

Thanks for the t-shirt idea. I'm on board.
I just watched some CNN footage, and it seems like a catastrophe movie, not a real place. Unless you live there.
All our prayers to Haiti.

Jill said...

thanks for linking to us and spreading the word about our friends!

Sue said...

You're welcome, Jill. I like the idea of having 100% of the donation go to Haiti.


Jill said...

Such pretty pictures. You have a very lovely neighborhood.

How I love Mother Theresa. I could read her quotes forever.

Lisalulu said...

I love your quotes. I Love Mother Teresa

karen said...

Great idea! When this happened I was in Puerto Rico - only 90 miles from Haiti, and there was fear that a tsunami would hit. My vacation got a little more riveting all of a sudden. Seeing the devastation that occurred really brought it all home how small those islands are in the middle of a big ocean.

Em said...

is that what the sun looks like??!! i have almost forgotten! the inversion makes me forget it can be sunny in winter;-)

my friend's mom and dad were supposed to be in haiti with a group called "helping hands in haiti." their trip got pushed back a few weeks. they have been organizing some great fundraisers.

Amy said...

What beautiful photos! I sure miss the sun and its warmth. I am heartbroken for all the devastation out there. So hard. It really brings close to home how fragile life really is. I love those quotes, they are amazing. thanks for the links.

Heather Anderson said...

what a beautiful post

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