Last week I visited Christina at Soul Aperture on January 27, which happened to be her “Simple Things” day.
That’s a day when she asks her fellow bloggers to celebrate the simple pleasures of life with her. For each person who participates with a gratitude list, Christina’s family donates $1 to Doctors Without Borders for their work in Haiti.
I like the idea of celebrating our gratitude for the simple things we’re blessed with. And I love the idea of using the occasion to send financial aid to Haiti, to keep the blessings flowing.
So I asked Christina if she would mind my copying her idea. She kindly gave her permission.
I’ve randomly chosen this coming weekend, February 6 and 7, to be my own Simple Things celebration.
It’s like G-Man’s Friday Flash 55. Write on your blog on Saturday or Sunday about the simple things that bless you and include a link to my blog. Then pop in to my blog and tell me you’ve posted your “Simple Things.”
I’ll visit you, we’ll visit each other, and for each blog that participates, my family will donate $2.00 to the Heartline Ministries medical clinic in Haiti. I hope you really make me open up our checkbook here. I want to dream big. I hope that more than 50 bloggers will play along with me. Post by midnight, Pacific time, Sunday, and don’t forget to link with me and notify me that you’ve posted. You can borrow the “Simple Things” photo, which I’ve borrowed from Christina with her permission.
Make a list, write a poem, do a story, whatever floats your boat.
Here’s a haiku for starters:
Wish for human kind:
Hearts desiring forgiveness
Make the whole world smile.