15 January 2010

RAW::So Small

What you got if you ain't got love?
The kind that you just wanna give away
It's okay to open up
Go ahead and let the light shine through

I know it's hard on a rainy day
You wanna shut the world out
And just be left alone
But don't run out on your faith

'Cause sometimes that mountain you've been climbing
Is just a grain of sand
And what you've been out there searching for forever
Is in your hands

And when you figure out
Love is all that matters after all
It sure makes everything else
Seem so small

It's so easy to get lost inside
A problem that seems so big at the time
It's like a river that's so wide
It swallows you whole

While you're sitting around thinking 'bout what you can't change
And worrying about all the wrong things
Time's flying by, moving so fast
You better make it count 'cause you can't get it back

Sometimes that mountain you've been climbing
Is just a grain of sand
And what you've been out there searching for forever
Is in your hands

Oh, and when you figure out
Love is all that matters after all
It sure makes everything else
Seem so small!

Sometimes that mountain you've been climbing
Is just a grain of sand
And what you've been out there searching for forever
Is in your hands

And then you figure out
Love is all that matters after all
It sure makes everything else
Oh, it sure makes everything else
Seem so small

This Random Act of Wisdom is brought to you by Carrie Underwood, 'So Small'
~ Songwriters: Luke Laird, Hillary Lindsey, Carrie Underwood ~

Give the gravity of the utterly unbelievable devastation in Haiti, it was with an open heart that I received the gift of this Random Act of Wisdom. Wednesday night, after all were tucka-tucked in bed, and I was down in my studio catching up on some creating. And I prayed...

I prayed for the senselessness that our lives, you and me and those halfway around the world, can change in the blink of an eye.
I prayed for the people who lost their lives, their homes, their livelihoods in that split second.
I prayed for the survivors, the ones who would have to pick up the pieces and go on.
I prayed for those who are on their way to help, that they might stay safe and strong.
I prayed that there are people in our country and around the world who will reach out with compassion to those most affected by this disaster, but not just because of this devastation.
I prayed that we will not forget to remember these Haitian people who are among the poorest in the world.
I prayed for hope to perch in the souls of each of us, no matter what darkness we are going through.
I prayed.
I am praying.

That is when the song 'So Small' showed up in the queue of my Pandora station. A true random act of wisdom that hit me squarely in the depth of my soul and gave me a kick in the pants. Exactly what I needed to hear to remind me that whatever it is that I thought was important yesterday or my wallowing in inner-angst is really so small.

And I gave it a 'thumbs up' in my queue so that it will come up again exactly when I need to hear it.

Check It Out::World Prayers

P.S. Remember that one way that you can support is to give whatever you can in these tough times to the aid. Don't get mislead by scammers who are preying upon our good impulses to help our fellow men and women. The American Red Cross is one great organization as is Hope for Haiti. Just a reminder that my friend Deryn Mentock is auctioning off one of her incredible creations to raise money. She also will match monetary donations with money from her own pocket. Hop over there before Saturday, Jan. 23 at noon, central time. Every little bit helps.

Enjoy the day!

4 comments:

Marbella Jewelry Designs said...

beautiful post. thank you.

Beverley Baird said...

What a beautiful post. Love this song.
It is so hard to imagine the devastation there. It makes one realize how precious our loved ones are and how quickly things can change.
My prayers are for haiti and all those who are trying to help.

rosebud101 said...

Erin, that was so well said. Thank you for putting words to feelings.

sherry ♥ lee said...

So well spoken Erin. And having this song come up on your queue was a "meant to be" moment indeed.

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