It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Chapter 5, Page 28, Book 16

Let there be peace on earth
And let it begin with me.
With every step I take,
Let this be my solemn vow:
To take each moment
And live each moment
In peace eternally.
Let there be peace on earth
And let it begin with me

Seymour Miller and Jill Jackson

May 28th - Peace begins with me

The less you respond to negativity, the more peaceful your life becomes.

Author Unknown 

I think we’d all like to live a peace filled life.  Peace is a choice and it’s ours for the taking. Peace is always available, and like any desirable state of mind, it requires effort, even if that effort entails consciously choosing to be still.

For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

 There are countless things we can do to create peace of mind in response to events in our lives everyday.   We need to focus on what we appreciate about the things and people in our life instead of wishing they would change.

Life is under no obligation to give you exactly what you expect.  Whatever it is you’re seeking will rarely ever come in the form you’re expecting.  Don’t miss the silver lining because you were expecting gold.

You must see and accept things as they are instead of as you hoped, wished, or expected them to be.  Just because it didn’t turn out like you had envisioned, doesn’t mean it isn’t exactly what you need to get to where you ultimately want to go.

If you want peace, stop fighting. If you want peace of mind, stop fighting with your thoughts.     

Peter McWilliams

A wise man once said, Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.  Each and every day is a new beginning; treat it that way.  Stop thinking about what might have been and starting looking at what can be.

Take a moment to pause and remember who you truly are. Take the time to reflect on the things that have real and lasting meaning in your life.

And so, peace of mind is the most important key to peace on earth. It is our strength to be peacemakers. It is our reward as peacemakers. It is the beginning and the end of the riddle. Inner peace is the secret of happiness and fulfillment. It is a reason for living, and the strength to share life, love and the hope of peace on earth.     

Author Unknown


betty said...

I think we all want peace in our lives but peace of mind is the best thing to have if we want to enjoy our days.


jack69 said...

I am sure everyone who reads gets a jewel from your posts. Today you hit me with this and it is so danged true! Quote MA:
We need to focus on what we appreciate about the things and people in our life instead of wishing they would change.
If we do not watch it, we will want to change someone. I am very guilty and I actually try to change. Thanks for the reminder!


I worry all the tim,e anymore. So much stress in my life right now. So I took tyo heart the following words from your post today. "starting looking at what can be."

Rick Watson said...

Excellent post and timely.