Photo Friday :: Peace Begins with Me

by flowers on August 21, 2009 · 11 comments

Sleeping1

In my heart, I know this is true.

Remembering this helps me to wake up in those little moments and savor the bliss that is love– to notice the way their hair smells when I offer a quick kiss as I lean over to help tie a shoelace or to wipe up a spilled glass of juice. I know they will remember these moments when they are older.

Perhaps, they will close their eyes when they hear a certain song and remember how their mama danced and sang in the kitchen (to the old radio that used to belong to their great-grandfather) and the way she scooped them up to spin them around and around, and the memory will fade into whirls of colors and smells and leave them with a feeling that permeates through time.

I hope the feeling they remember is that of peace, security and deep comfort.

I hope they have these memories to lean on in times of challenges and crossroads.

I hope they might find comfort, inspiration and even insight from the foundation of a peaceful childhood; that they will be able to enjoy peace in their homes and in their communities, so that they may expect and contribute to peace in their country and on their planet.

A mother’s hope for peace begins within herself, passes through her children and ripples outwards to the world.

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Kate August 21, 2009 at 4:07 pm

Hillary, I LOVE this! Sooooo beautiful, my Sister!
.-= Kate´s last blog ..Do You Merkaba? =-.

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exhale. return to center. August 21, 2009 at 6:46 pm

just reading these words brought me such peace.

thank you for shining your light my friend!

~erim
.-= exhale. return to center.´s last blog ..right relations =-.

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L.J. August 22, 2009 at 8:39 am

I believe they will! :)
.-= L.J.´s last blog ..Awareness =-.

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TheOrganicSister August 22, 2009 at 3:56 pm

Oh man, you totally have me on the verge of tears. :hugs:

~Tara
.-= TheOrganicSister´s last blog ..On (and off) The Nightstand =-.

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April ~ EnchantedDandelions August 22, 2009 at 4:12 pm

Absolutely beautiful!
.-= April ~ EnchantedDandelions´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday – A is for Abbie… and Aligator =-.

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Alisha August 24, 2009 at 3:40 pm

really, really love that last sentence-so true!
.-= Alisha´s last blog ..Weekend in review =-.

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Melodie January 1, 2010 at 3:16 pm

This is a gorgeous post. It inspired me to post something similar yesterday after I read it that I had been working on for a week or so that I wasn’t sure I’d post til the New Year. Anyway, thanks. Your blog is one of the most inspiring blogs on my reader and I look forward to reading all you have to give this New Year. Happy 2010!
.-= Melodie´s last blog ..The Smells of Childhood =-.

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Hiedz August 23, 2011 at 2:08 am

Wonderful post! Peace surely begins within ourselves!

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