Poetry Sunday-Giving




Be like a ripple in the water

gathering as a wave,

moving about the earth

nourishing everything you pass.


 © Donna Donabella 2013


This post was written as the new year began in 2013.  I was working on a theme word for the year and these are the words that poured forth.  It was my husband’s birthday yesterday, and I thought this poem would be a wonderful tribute to one of the most giving persons I know.  I am lucky indeed to have him in my life.

And this is my one year anniversary starting this blog.  You can read the first short post here, and the first regular post here.  I have been busy with 102 posts, over 4600 comments and 13,000 views.  It has been a wonderful year sharing poetry and stories with so many Giving people.  Thank you!


I am joining in with Poets United for their weekly poetry link up for poets who blog.  Visit them to read some more wonderful verse.

pond collage


I am also linking in with the I Heart Macro meme hosted by Laura@Shine The Divine that happens every Saturday, and with Judith@Lavender Cottage who is hosting Mosaic Monday.  



If you enjoy reading this blog, I welcome you to share it with others. I enjoy spreading the blog love, and I appreciate all who come and read my blogs. 







Special Note:  The pictures here of my pond as it thaws in spring (below), as it begins to grow its lovely water lilies (in the collage) and as the waterfall flows (top of the post) causing ripples in the water.




I leave you with a few additional words about Giving.  I welcome you to download the photo and share it.


All other photos and original content is copyrighted and the sole property of Donna Donabella @ Living From Happiness, 2014-2015.  Any reprints or use of other photos or content is by permission only.

69 Replies to “Poetry Sunday-Giving”

  1. It is a good philosophy of life – giving freely. Of course that means little expectation
    of return, which is a bit harder. It takes humility. And at some point you have to make sure
    your own cup is refilled, because once you empty it – it can get ugly.

  2. This is absolutely breathtaking.. loved the beautiful message conveyed here.. we should indeed strive to be like a ripple in the water.. passing through and spread positive vibes in the world 🙂 Beautifully penned!

    Lots of love,

  3. A ripple can turn into a stream which can turn into a river….and work wonders!
    Thought-provoking small gem here, Donna.

  4. One delightful year and going strong! I love all the stats, you have 13,000 visits that’s impressive, you sure have been giving back to the blogging community. As always I love my calming visits to your blog here’s to the next beautiful year ahead 🙂
    Wren x

  5. It is very satisfying to be welcomed by others who value your presence and friendship much like the healing and nourishing waters in nature.

  6. Hi Donna, happy belated birthday to your happy and happy blog-anniversary! I love the beautiful poem and inspiring words.

    Have a happy day and new week ahead!

  7. A happy belated birthday to your husband and Congratulations on your blogging year.
    Your post is always beautiful.Your water lilies are so lovely. They remind me of Monet’s painting. I enjoyed your refreshing poem and photos in the humid here in Japan.Thank you for sharing!!Have a good week.

  8. What a beautiful water garden. We had a water garden at the old house. I especially like it when the water lilies bloom. Wishing you well!!

  9. Happy Birthday to your hubby and happy anniversary to your blog! Lovely words and love the water lily. Happy Monday!

  10. Lovely poem and waterlilies in the rain. Congratulations on your one year blog anniversary Donna.
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday.

  11. I love the water lilies images, Donna ~ they look like watercolors! Lovely poem about giving and happy one-year blog anniversary ~ a very inspiring & beautiful blog. 🙂

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