Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Postcards From The World

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Today is the day I received my secret Postcards From The World recipient's name and address. I was so excited! Like Ivonne, I too was concerned that my postcard might not be good enough. (Unlike Ivonne, my photo sucks however.) I was afraid it might not be appropriate to send someone I don't even know a card from a religious shrine. What if they're not Catholic? Or even Christian? What if I offend them with my choice of postcards?

But then I realized that this shrine - although it might be fundamentally Catholic - was a testament to faith everywhere. It's a man-made expression of faith and love in a power greater than himself. Plus it's what West Bend is known for. People from all over the world visit the Grotto of the Redemption by the thousands every year. How could I not send this card to my secret Postcards From The World recipient.

So here you are secret Postcards From The World friend. I hope you like it. Maybe it will inspire you to visit West Bend, Iowa one day and we can meet. Who knows. Stranger things have happened.

14 comments:

Tanna said...

Your photo does not suck and your postcard is perfect for you and West Bend!
Now, you can start wondering where your postcard will come from, who will it be from?

Paz said...

Your photo rocks and so does your card! Very nice! Lucky recipient!

Paz

Sally said...

Thank you so much for your kind words tanna and paz. I really hope my recipient likes it. This is so much fun!

Barbara said...

I think it's a lovley postcard Sally. Two years ago I visited Lourdes in Southern France. and that was a memorable experience

Pamela said...

Very nice postcard and beautiful sentiment behind it!

Meeta said...

Hey Sally,

Thankx for taking part in this event. it really has been great and it was not an oversight. Those who sent me their links I added their posts. Since last night I went around checking who had "forgotten" to send their links to me and then added their permalinks to the list. But 64 registrations is a lot of ground to cover and wanted to continue later today.

Hope you'll take part in the next one in September too!!

Ellie said...

I think that is a beautiful postcard - as you said, regardless of whatever someone's beliefs, that photo is a stunning example of man overcoming obstacles for a love greater than himself!

anni said...

Thank you for your kind words on the postcard and the sentiment I attached to it in my blog.
I would be happy to be the recipient of your card. After all, it is in the faith and strength of our prayers that keep us inspired and hopeful.

Tootles,
Anni :-)

Sumitha said...

Sally I came here through your comment on my blog,Thanks for visiting my blog,do visit again.Your card is beautiful,even if the recepient is a non Christian I am sure they will be pleased to receive a postcard like this.It is like a blessing sent:)

Sally said...

Wow - thanks so much to all of you who were kind enough to visit my blog. The world truly is a small place with the internet. It's going to take me a while to get through all the wonderful blogs I'm just now discovering through this amazing (and amazingly simple) event. Thanks again.

Sally

Ivonne said...

Interesting postcard, Sally!

Priya said...

You have chosen a lovely card Sally ! Iam sure the person who recives this card will be pleased irrespective of any religion.

jenjen said...

what a beautiful postcard, I like it.

Janice said...

Don't be so hard on yourself...it's a perfect choice for you! This has been, hasn't it? Great way to meet new friends.