Especially in light of so many polarizing events in 2014, I’m featuring this little story, retold from my teacher, Ethel, who was, herself, retelling it.
Why Can’t There Be Peace on Earth?
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.
“My child, do you have peace in your heart? Are you always kind to your siblings? Friends? Acquaintances? Strangers? Enemies?
To have peace in the world we must cultivate peace within.”
I wish each of you dear readers — and myself — peace within.
And here’s my annual singing Christmas card
…delivered with a little help from my sisters.