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

Author Unknown

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Chapter 12, Page 13, Book 18



 ¸¸.•*¨*• Joy to the world, the Lord has come!  Let earth receive her King !
Let every heart prepare Him room, And Heaven and nature sing!   ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ 


Day 13 - Peace is action


It isn’t enough talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it.  One must work at it.

Eleanor Roosevelt

We cannot have peace in the world until we learn to cultivate our own inner peace.  Peace extends from wherever it is precent.  So when we know peace in our hearts, we naturally extend that peace into the world around us. 

It takes action to develop compassion and to create inner peace in ourselves.  There are things we can do every day to promote peace.  

Look people in the eye and smile when you pass them on the street.  Better yet, actually say hello.

Don’t hide from life.  Have faith that there is still an abundance of good in the world.

Regard people who hurt your feelings as your personal teacher of how to maintain a peaceful nature.

When you feel slighted, ask yourself if what happened was really about you or if it was about the other person.

When you see someone in trouble, don’t act like you don’t see the person, provide some help.

Peace and happiness isn’t having everything we want, but being deeply moved by the gratitude of being able to experience life.




Every act of love is a work of peace not matter how small.

Mother Teresa


4 comments:

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Be the peace you want to see in the world...

betty said...

That is so true that it takes action to develop compassion. I like all your suggestions from smiling and saying hello to people to helping someone if you see they need help. We one by one can bring more peace to ourselves and to this world if we get out there and start being the hands and feet of Jesus :)

betty

Mevely317 said...

These suggestions are great! In particular, I like the one about looking someone right in the eye. (Little thing, but still …) You're right. Everything is a lesson, if we choose to learn from it.

Chatty Crone said...

You get some of the best quotes - It isn’t enough talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it.

Eleanor Roosevelt

It is not going to drop in your hands that is for sure!