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Words Can Bring Peace

As you can see, I recently updated the blog.  In doing so, I also reviewed my settings.  One of the things I realized was that the opening statement on the blog, what everyone sees first, says, "Words can bring...Peace." This got me to contemplating, something I do quite a bit in my old age.  I asked myself: Have my words brought peace to others?  Have the words of others brought me peace? How do words bring peace? The answers I found are, yes, yes, and in many ways. Words bring Peace when they touch something deep within a soul; when they enlighten the dark corners of the mind; and when they inspire action that creates a wave of love through the Universe. For me, Peace means that body, mind and spirit are in balance and filled with contentment.  There is no need. There is no lack.  We have yet to sustain the state of Peace for longer than a few minutes or hours at a time, which is why the work of Peacemaking is so vital at this time.  It is the reason why I stri

Puppet Tears

Accents have a way of getting in the way of our understanding of words at times.  I realized this the other day while taking pictures of my granddaughter and her aunt as they put on a puppet show.  They had made an impromptu stage out of the little one's bed and a blanket.  They used two Wild Things puppets for their little play.   I took pictures to document the moment.  At the end of the play, I said in my Boston accent, "OK, show me the puppeteers."   Without a pause, my three-year old granddaughter raised her puppet, saying, "Waaa, Waaa."     It wasn't until she peeked over the sheet, holding up her puppet and said, "Puppets don't cry...they smile...see!" that I realize that what she heard me ask to see was "puppet tears ."  Needless to say, it cracked us all up.   The point of all this is that often we run into problems in life because one person hears something completely different from what another person has said.

Grand Mothering

It's 20 till 11 in the evening and I am just finding time to sit down and post a new blog entry. My days of late have been full of the joys of "grand mothering."  That is mothering to both my daughters and granddaughters. My newest joy arrived a week early and threw us all into a tizzy.  She was a planned c-section, so coming early wasn't even considered.  It is amazing how much one can accomplish in 24 hours when one must! Kaia is a delight and a joy to sister Chloe.  As a new big sister, Chloe is helping to care for her sister.  She sings to her, worries about the fact that she has a "yucky belly button," and get diapers as needed. Of course time with Chloe and Kaia also means time with my other two granddaughters who live close by.  We had a lovely day at the beach while Kaia and Mommy were still in the hospital. The cousins really enjoy playing together.  The bottom picture shows the three of them looking for fairies.  All in all, I am enjoy