|...And let it begin with me|
Let There Be Peace on Earth…
If you ask most people what they want from life, somewhere on their list of things you’ll find the word peace. For most people, it’s only a word. Peace doesn’t just happen, you have to work for it and then you have to work to keep it.
Each day I try to set the tone for peace in my life, home, community and the world. I believe, and I think I’m right, that collectively, we all can create the peace we need to have. So I’m inviting you to join me on a little experiment.
Today, make the decision live with peace, joy and love on your mind and in your heart. Think and dream of a life you’d like to experience. Imagine yourself relaxed and in control of the environment around you.
Do you desire chaos and calamity or do you seek peace and fulfillment?
As you think about this today and this evening, use words and tones that bring life. Eat foods and drink beverages that make your light shine brighter. Avoid toxins and things that diminish your capacity to be and do all that you desire. Speak truth, love and kindness. Seek wisdom. Smile at every child you see and help someone who is in need.
Today, buy only what you need and eat what is good for you. Don’t listen to or spread gossip, and don’t justify it by saying “But this really is true.” If you can’t say something nice say nothing and go read a book.
Smile for no reason, laugh and dance the same way. Teach something that you have learned and encourage a young person to teach you something that you don’t know.
Reset your thinking to reflect the truth your heart already knows; that might is not right and love conquers all.
Peace does not just happen; we have to work at it and work at it and work at it.
Tomorrow when you wake up, give thanks for having played a part in making the world more peaceful.
Be you, be well, be Peace,
Bertice Berry, PhD.