I have a nasty cold today, which also happens to be September 11, a day to remember.
I have a list of go-to things to do when I need to find peace (especially when I am laying in bed).
First, browse old photographs.
I don’t want to spend all day reading the news – depressing – and I could spend half the day reading interesting – non depressing – things, but I love to look through photographs.
looking through photos reminds me of other things that bring me peace.
Spending the afternoon outside – that’s assuming you don’t live in the south right now and your melting from the heat/humidity – the early mornings and evenings in Missouri is perfect for enjoying nature.
Alone or with loved ones.
Sitting around with friends and family laughing about the good times, the best times or just swapping movie lines. Being together is sweet.
Taking trips, taking trips with family. My sister and her family have flown out from Washington state this week to visit – due to arrive any minute. I love having these times together, now that we are grown, it is the time for our children to become better friends. Cousins should be friends.
I lost a cousin six months ago and he and I were friends, but not nearly good enough. I am reminded that I should continue to be friends with the family I have left. Time runs out before you know it.
My life mantra is “Peace On Earth, Good Will Toward Men”
September 11th is a wound that reopens for many and today I want to remember the good things in life. I want to remember that white, black, brown, really white (that’s me), freckled, tattooed, short, tall, people are good. Evil will always exist, but Righteous will prevail.
So today, if it makes you happy to get dressed up?
get dressed up.
Go to a movie, play golf, read a good book, look at old photographs.
AND FOR GOODNESS SAKE, Make TEA (herb for me) NOT War.
Alright, more like Make Peace, Not War.
I still believe that there is good in the world.
I pray for peace, I live for peace and I pray to God that someday I will live to see it.