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Peace at any Cost!

With all of the hustle and bustle of work, family, household, relationships, travel, playing taxi, cooking, cleaning, planning vacations, etc….when do you have time for your own sense of PEACE?  Ask yourself, “How important is a state of peace to you, and what do you do to maintain it?” I suggest that we shift or thinking from our busy lives and make PEACE a daily priority.

I’m not speaking of the Hippie style 60’s with two-finger peace signs, tie-dye shirts and who can forget, “Make peace (or love) not war.”  Although those flower children were obviously on to something…LOL, that is not my focus here.  I’m speaking of the old adage, “Peace lies within.”

I was always comforted by my father as a child when I had a hard day.  His simple words to me were, “Go back into peace.”  That simple statement would shift things for me and I would immediately begin to change my thinking.  As a wife and mother, I still often speak my father’s words to myself.  I gift them to you as well. When others try to steal it away, tell yourself, “GO BACK INTO PEACE!”

I believe it is a personal choice to allow your feathers to get ruffled by circumstances or people.  So what would happen if we all make a conscious decision that no matter what, “I’M NOT GIVING MY PEACE AWAY? ” Sometimes for the sake of a clear mind, it may be best to EXIT before the credits roll.

Many of the great leaders, teachers,  theologians, and even songwriters of our time warn against compromising your own peace:

For simpletons turn away from me—to death. Fools are destroyed by their own complacency. But all who listen to me will live in peace,  untroubled by fear of harm. ~ Proverbs 1:32-33

The belief that peace is desirable is rarely enough to achieve it. Peace requires responsibility.  Peace entails sacrifice. ~ President Barack Obama

Imagine all the people, living life in peace. ~ John Lennon, Imagine

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.  ~ Mother Teresa

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind. ~ Mohandas Gandhi

I dream of an Africa which is in peace with itself. ~ Nelson Mandela

The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart. The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace. ~ Carlos Santana

I think that people want peace so much that one of these days government had better get out of their way and let them have it. ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

 

In whatever way we choose to receive it, let’s do ourselves a favor and walk in PEACE.

 

 

Happily married mother of 2 fabulous daughters. CEO & Designer of Shootie Girl™ Custom Rhinestone Apparel. Former government and global software giant manager turned work-from-home mom and National Director of Social Media and Blogging for a national non-profit moms organization.
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15 Responses

  1. Great! thanks for the share!
    Arron

  2. Wonderful post! Something I ask my children is, “Does this contribute to the peace of our household?” It really gets them thinking about how their choices impact the others around them. I especially love where you said, “I believe it is a personal choice to allow your feathers to get ruffled by circumstances or people. So what would happen if we all make a conscious decision that no matter what, ‘I’M NOT GIVING MY PEACE AWAY?'”

  3. This is so good. I want to walk in peace today too. Awesome post :0)

  4. So true– I’ve heard that true peace is when you are calm as there is a raging storm around you! Great post, thanks!

  5. Always yearning for peace. I feel like it’s about being more aware of the people and world around you and turning to Christ. And it’s the best when you create those peaceful moments!

  6. I loved this post! I love what you say about giving your peace away. What a great reminder! Thanks again!!

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