Peace big and small

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. It has become my annual wish.

16 thoughts on “Peace big and small”

  1. And peace also be with you, and your home, your neighborhood, city, state, country, and world.

    May the collective we never have to feed our children to the war meat-grinder.

    Love you.

  2. What a great reminder that the little things we do at home are what make the world what it is. Wishing you peace and blessings in the New Year.

  3. Beautiful. I am here from the future (almost two years later), since you linked up via Time Warp Tuesday, to say thank you for sharing this. I have heard some version of this before, but it never hurts to be reminded. I wish the same for you today and everyday my friend. xoxo

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