. ~ digital collage above by filigree moon ~ .

January 16, 2010

~Tarnished, Yet Still Silver~

It's week 3 of  Gypsy Fish's Silver Sunday.
I've posted a few "silvers" here as
well as some thoughts I've had that
I hope are not too "preachy".
This week has been a ponderous one.
Feeling a bit overwhelmed with the news from Haiti,
I wonder if each little bit that we all
contribute to help and healing
can bring peace to the suffering. 
Faith dictates that
 yes, indeed, every little bit can help. 

It is with that faith that we can take a step back and
 remind ourselves that even the simplest things can
often be taken for granted, when in fact they are
gifts that should not be taken lightly and
 should be shared with others.
We are all in this together.

It is faith that allows us to
step back in and refocus
 in order to see the whole picture.

To really see.
To appreciate.

To listen
To hope.

And to put forth our best effort, our best selves,
 to make certain that the ravages of destruction
do not tarnish our views completely, but
instead make us wiser and stronger,
more grateful, more compassionate and
helpful to those in need.
Everyone, especially the young, needs to know that,
 even in the shadow of despair, there is
hope and goodness.

Blessings to all who are affected by strife
 and to those who aid the weary.

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