After the party, those who came receives something “to go”, mostly food. The food is overflowing; the best thing to do is to waste not and ask the guests to take them home. Apart from the “to go”, there’s the … Continue reading →
The way I have a party is to have an open house. The best place for it is here in WordPress. This will give every body a chance to come to the party. Peace requires no invitation. It’s a given. … Continue reading →
Everyday is thanksgiving day.
Happy Thanksgiving Day Everyone.
Put all your fingers, hand, body, mind and soul together.
Enjoy every moment as it comes, play and dance to the melody of life
This is my vision of peace where one plays together even if you are off key.
Thank you, Paulette.
Pax Tecum. Seeker.
Prayer of an 11 year old Indian boy on hearing of Sino-Indian border fighting:Lord, make this world last as long as possible.
Prayer for peace on Earth
Blessed John XXIII was a man unafraid of the future. Moved by his trust in Providence, even in what seemed like a permanent situation of conflict, he did not hesitate to summon the leaders of his time to a new vision of the world.
Let us all resolve to have this same outlook: trust in the merciful and compassionate God who calls us to brotherhood, and confidence in the men and women of our time because, like those of every other time, they bear the image of God in their souls. (John Paul II).
As we long for peace we remember our brothers and sisters of all faiths – and none – who share our longings.
O God! O our Master! You are eternal life and everlasting peace by your essence and attributes. The everlasting peace is from You and it returns to You. O our Sustainer! Grant us the life of true peace and usher us into the abode of peace. O Glorious and Bounteous One! You are blessed and sublime.
Source: Sacred Space
Prayer for peace on EarthForty years ago Pope John reminded the world of the Four Pillars of Peace. They are the basis of right order in our world. It is an order that is founded on truth, built up on justice, nurtured and animated by charity, and brought into effect under the auspices of freedom.As we join together at Sacred Space, we might express our hope for our world, that we may re-establish the divine order in our own hearts and in our world. Still, we remember that the Lord speaks to each person according to their own situation and needs.Our brothers and sisters of many faiths – and none – share our longing for peace.
Hope provides the freedom to live at peace with ourselves, others and God, regardless of what may be going on around us.One Minute Meditation by FranciscansMay we be blessed with discomfort at easy answers, half truths, and superficial relationships, so that our lives have depth and vision.May we be blessed with anger at injustice and exploitation of people, so that we work for justice and peace.May we be blessed with tears to shed for those who suffer, so that we reach out to comfort them, to turn their pain into joy.May we be blessed with enough foolishness to believe that we can make a difference in this world, and do what others claim cannot be done.– Based on a Franciscan prayerEva: The Aspirational AgnosticSoft as the voice of an angel, Breathing a lesson unheard, Hope with a gentle persuasion, Whispers her comforting word.Wait till the darkness is over, Wait till the tempest is done, Hope for the sunshine tomorrow, After the shower is gone.Whispering hope, oh how welcome thy voice Making my heart in its sorrow rejoice.Seeker: Whispering Hope
There are so many songs that can tame a savage beast but a smile and laughter can definitely melt it’s savage heart.When you’re smiling When you’re smiling The whole world smiles with you When you’re laughing When you’re laughing The sun comes shining through But when you’re crying You bring on the rain So stop your sighing, be happy again Keep on smiling ‘Cause when you’re smiling The whole world smiles with you
The body I inhabit is my home. Where ever I go, home comes with me. ~~ 0 ~~Birds are singing sweet and low From the trees that gently grow Soft and soothing breezes blow On this lovely day.To the meadows there go I To wander as the butterfly How the flowers please me eyes On this lovely day.I wish it could be always Life is easy on such a day I wish this peace on everyone On this lovely day.On this lovely day I wish this peace on everyone On this lovely day.Song from Brother Sun, Sister Moon ~ Francis of AssisiWhile you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart ~ Francis of Assisi
If a child lives with criticism, he learns to condemn If a child lives with hostility, he learns to fight If a child lives with fear, he learns to be apprehensive If a child lives with pity, he learns to feel sorry for himself If a child lives with ridicule, he learns to be shy If a child lives with jealousy, he learns to feel guilt
If a child lives with tolerance, he learns to be patient If a child lives with encouragement, he learns to be confident If a child lives with praise, he learns to be appreciative If a child lives with acceptance, he learns to love If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves If a child lives with honesty, he learns what truth is If a child lives with fairness, he learns justice If children live with recognition, they learn to have a goal If children live with sharing, they learn to be generous If a child lives with security, he learns to have faith in himself and those about him If a child lives with friendliness, he learns the world is a nice place in which to live
Today’s ground breaking news close to where I live, Courtney is finally going home or at home by now in San Francisco.A heart-warming story about random act of kindness. Watch the second video first to know the story. Take Care, Courtney. Click on the link: Courtney Canter goes home.This post is inspired by Kozo and Cheri and Bloggers4peace
As part of human process, there are times it’s difficult to have an inward peaceful disposition. If that is the case, for me, I look up to others and listen to what they are communicating to me.I listened to JFK’s famous Inaugural Address. It was on this day, January 20, 1961. And I quote “And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country.” courtesy of Britannica. To hear it, click on JFK delivering his inaugural Address.This speech is equally applicable to all nations, not just USA.I played this over and over to truly deeply understand based on my upbringing and personal belief. I zeroed in on words that are meaningful to me:
Prophet summons us
Call to Service
For all mankind
Rejoicing in hope, patience and tribulation
And I translate these to: God Calls me to be of Service For All Mankind. Rejoicing in hope with patience even in times of tribulation.With this in mind, I part you with a Peace Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi. He was just a man whom the Prophet Called him to be of Service for All Mankind, always rejoicing the Glory of God.