Peace big and small

December 25, 2008

in Mindfulness

A child asked at bedtime, “Mommy why is there war? Why can’t there be peace in the world?”

“Well, to have peace in the world, we need peace in our country.

“To have peace in our country, we must have peace in our city.

“To have peace in our city, we must have peace in our neighborhood.

“To have peace in our neighborhood we must have peace in our home.

“To have peace in our homes we must have peace in our hearts.” *

So, my friends, family, readers and fellow bloggers (many of you occupying more than 1 of these categories), rather than world peace, I wish each of you peace within yourself.

And I wish the same for me.

*vignette paraphrased from a story told by my Teacher, Ethel.

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WiseGuy April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

Good one…I had received it in an e-mail forward!TC!

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WiseGuy April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

Good one…I had received it in an e-mail forward!TC!

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Every Gym's Nightmare April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

right back atcha ;) Kelly Turnerhttp://www.everygymsnightmare.com

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luna April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

true and lovely. peace in our hearts, then.

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Lollipop Goldstein April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

A fantastic story and I’m wishing you much peace as well.

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Michelle April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

That is my wish for you as well. Merry Christmas!

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Momma, The Casual Perfectionist April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

When I was in Elementary School, for the grand finale to the Holiday Program every year, all the kids (all the classes combined) would settle on the bleachers on the stage and down into bleachers on the floor in front of the stage in the form of a huge Christmas Tree in the dark with our flashlights covered with colored tissue paper (for the different colored lights) and then we sang “Let Peace Begin With Me.” I don’t think I’ll ever forget that. Thank you for bringing a wonderful childhood memory to the forefront of my mind this holiday season! :)

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Kristin April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

Wishing you peace and a Merry Christmas!

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Every Gym's Nightmare April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

right back atcha ;) Kelly Turnerhttp://www.everygymsnightmare.com

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luna April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

true and lovely. peace in our hearts, then.

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Lollipop Goldstein April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

A fantastic story and I’m wishing you much peace as well.

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Michelle April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

That is my wish for you as well. Merry Christmas!

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Momma, The Casual Perfectionist April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

When I was in Elementary School, for the grand finale to the Holiday Program every year, all the kids (all the classes combined) would settle on the bleachers on the stage and down into bleachers on the floor in front of the stage in the form of a huge Christmas Tree in the dark with our flashlights covered with colored tissue paper (for the different colored lights) and then we sang “Let Peace Begin With Me.” I don’t think I’ll ever forget that. Thank you for bringing a wonderful childhood memory to the forefront of my mind this holiday season! :)

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Kristin April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

Wishing you peace and a Merry Christmas!

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