Friday, January 15, 2010

Valentines day.....a time for Love!

With valentines day quickly approaching I am reminded that love is in the air!  So many of us celebrate V-Day in one way or another, though it does seem that many have mixed feelings about it, depending upon whether or not they have a sweetheart. Well I say fooey on that, you don't need to have a sweetie to revel in the magic of the day.
When I was a child I use to make hand painted valentine cards and give them to my family and friends. I remember the utter joy I had creating them and then seeing people light up when they received them. To this day I still send out valentine cards to family and friends and in this way I am sending my love out to those I love and care about, not just to my sweetheart.
 
With all of these thoughts of love in mind,  I am also reminded of compassion and the importance of practicing this daily. I would like to take this opportunity to say that my heart goes out to the people of Haiti during this time of unimaginable sadness. I believe it is so important for people around the world to help the people in Haiti and now is the time to do so. Below is a list of stellar relief organizations where you can make donations. If you have already done so, the people of Haiti thank you!

Disaster relief organizations:
www.MercyCorp.org
www.OxFam.org
www.redcross.org
www.doctorswithoutborders.org




" Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive."
- Dalai Lama

2 comments:

Ginny Huber said...

I'm glad you published links to relief agencies helping Haiti; what a tragedy, indeed..and you bring us a way here to find a way to help and to show compassion. The Dalai Lama quote and the picture of the hands and heart..so perfect and touching, Cyd.

Bridal said...

please every one help haiti
Diamond Rings