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Poetry Sundays-Saving A Life



Saving A Life


In saving a life, you save a soul.

A heart is mended, a light is shone.



In saving my life, a path was cleared.

A breath was taken, there was no fear.



Giving back to life, now gratitude is expressed.

A kindness is returned, a celebration to commence.


© Donna Donabella 2014



This poem came to me while I was relaxing during a healing session.  I had been to this practitioner for the last 6 years, and I was feeling as if I really was healing my life…all of my life-physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.


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




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.  





Special Note:  Daffodils symbolizes rebirth, new beginnings and eternal life.  A bunch of daffodils indicates joy and happiness.  These daffodils are wonderful reminders of the spring that was and the spring that will come again.




I leave you with a bit of a sentiment about finding your life.  Feel free to download the photo and share.

life lost



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

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  1. September 21, 2014    

    A beautiful, inspiring post about healing and finding oneself again. I miss daffodils, thanks for sharing! 🙂

    • September 21, 2014    

      I am so pleased you liked the post Loredana! I miss the daffs too.

  2. September 21, 2014    

    This is apt with the current season of autumn, to give , take life and hope for new beginnings:)

    • September 21, 2014    

      Ah you caught the deeper meaning Vandana…autumn did inspire me!

  3. September 21, 2014    

    Nice to see you again in Poetry Pantry! I do think so much of life is reciprocal. Often what we give makes us feel good inside & the gift comes back to us!

    • September 21, 2014    

      Absolutely Mary the cycle of giving and gratitude….I am so happy to join in again and will be popping around to read all the amazing verses.

  4. ZQ ZQ
    September 21, 2014    

    You have given the daffodil justice both in pictures and in words.

    • September 21, 2014    

      How very nice of you to say so ZQ! Thank you.

  5. September 21, 2014 coming back to life.

    • September 21, 2014    

      Thank you Nataša. I am so glad you liked the poem.

  6. September 21, 2014    

    I love this poem of gratitude exuding beauty…

    • September 21, 2014    

      And I am so grateful for your lovely comment Sumana!

  7. September 21, 2014    

    A beautiful and uplifting message ~ Thank you

    • September 21, 2014    

      I am so glad you found the poem uplifting…thank you for stopping by.

  8. September 21, 2014    

    Beautiful words that really bring to life the beautiful photos

    • September 21, 2014    

      Oh Alan I am so humbled…thank you!

  9. September 21, 2014    

    A person who has peace of mind is a gift to all! Thank you.

    • September 21, 2014    

      It is amazing how peace of mind comes easily as you heal…thank you Susie!

  10. September 21, 2014    

    Beautiful – in vision and in verb.

    • September 21, 2014    

      Oh Soosie a wonderful clever comment..thanks! 🙂

  11. September 21, 2014    

    Loving this celebration of life and living and healing happening
    over it all….so beautiful. Daffodils dance with life and living, don’t they:)
    Healing love to you,

    • September 21, 2014    

      I feel the healing love my friend…and the celebration of life and healing just poured out here….glad you caught the wave of it Jennifer.

  12. September 21, 2014    

    A powerful healing. I love the gratitude and giving back in your poem. Lovely.

    • September 21, 2014    

      Sherry I am so glad you found the healing words in the poem…it was a very healing moment for me.

  13. September 21, 2014    

    what a beautiful and uplifting poem! just what i needed to hear today!

    stacy lynn mar

    • September 21, 2014    

      I am so glad the poem was uplifting for you Stacy…have a lovely week.

  14. September 21, 2014    

    Lovely Donna… Both a reminder and a boost to the spirits this Sunday – thank you… With Best Wishes Scott

    • September 21, 2014    

      Thanks so much Scott..I am glad it boosted your spirits.

  15. September 21, 2014    

    The daffodils are so pretty, it must be spring. Love the poem, beautiful words. Thanks for sharing, enjoy your new week!

    • September 21, 2014    

      Oh I wish it were spring again but just a reminder of the rebirth of spring coming again in March. I am so glad you really liked the poem Eileen…have a great week!

  16. Judith @ Lavender Cottage Judith @ Lavender Cottage
    September 21, 2014    

    A nice poem and pretty daffodils to go along with it.
    Thank you for linking to Mosaic Monday Donna.

    • September 21, 2014    

      Thanks Judith. I will be checking out all the blog links soon. I enjoy seeing the great collages people create.

  17. September 21, 2014    

    Beautiful photos and poem! I’m glad to hear you are feeling better! Nature is also a great healer.

    • September 22, 2014    

      Thank you Pat. I couldn’t agree more…my healing depends on nature.

  18. September 22, 2014    

    Daffodils are a wonderful sight after the cold of winter, so bright and beautiful, reflecting the beauty of the sun.

    • September 22, 2014    

      Perfectly said Lorrie…I think that is why I love them so much!

  19. September 22, 2014    

    Beautiful flowers.

    • September 22, 2014    

      Thank you Rajesh. I love seeing them every spring and I was feeling a bit nostalgic for daffs as they won’t be blooming again until April.

  20. September 22, 2014    

    this is beautiful…hug

    • September 22, 2014    

      Thanks Michelle…it is a deeply personal revelation and I am so glad you liked it!

  21. September 23, 2014    

    Your daffodils are beautifully shinning!

  22. September 23, 2014    

    inspiring and full of hope. Well written.

    • September 23, 2014    

      Thank you for your kind words. Your feedback means a lot.

  23. September 23, 2014    

    Your words are very beautiful, thank you 🙂

    • September 23, 2014    

      Cherie I am so glad you enjoyed the poem.

  24. September 24, 2014    

    What a beautiful poetry and message! The pictures too are gorgeous and rich with meaning.

    • September 24, 2014    

      Oh thank you so much Charlene…I am so pleased you really enjoyed the verse, photos and message.

  25. September 24, 2014    

    Very Pretty poem, very pretty flowers, I am glad I stopped by now. 🙂

    Guy Vestal @ Counter Culture Critic

    • September 25, 2014    

      Thank you for the visit Guy and I will be sure to stop by your blog too. Glad you enjoyed your visit.

  26. Erica Sheer Erica Sheer
    September 26, 2014    

    I love reading these 🙂

  27. September 26, 2014    

    Such an uplifting poem with these beauties! Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)

    • September 26, 2014    

      My pleasure and I am happy you liked the poem and pictures.

  28. September 27, 2014    

    As we should wait till the end of winter to discover daffodils in our garden, it is a real pleasure to be able to enjoy their blossoming on your blog… Nice serie !

    • September 27, 2014    

      Thank you. They were perfect for the theme and poem and I was happy to see them too in pictures.

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