This month Kozo at Everyday Gurus asked us to do a post related to peace at home for Bloggers for Peace. Click on link for details and then go to inlinkz.com to see others’ posts.
The best advice I ever received regarding keeping the peace in a marriage was given to me at my wedding rehearsal by Henry Winkler, and no he is not a family friend. He just happened to be taking some of his friends on a tour of the church just prior to our wedding rehearsal. I apologize in advance for the poor quality of the video, but keep in mind that it was made over nineteen years ago before HD video was available.
I’m grateful that he took the time to offer his wonderful advice and that we have the video to remind us to follow it.
The television show Revenge is hugely popular and I admit I have a guilty secret. I like it too. Still, I want people to understand that in real life, words and actions really do cause harm and this will never be undone by revenge.
Instead anger will consume you. That is why I joined Bloggers for Peace to help me overcome my anger and to continue working towards true forgiveness. Click on the link to find out about this month’s challenge and click on B4Peace to learn more about Bloggers for Peace.
I have written so many posts about teaching kindness and to educate others to help them avoid being hurt. Kindness really does matter and it really does take a village of support to overcome harm caused by those who do not get it.
Therefore, I ask you to teach your children well and if you need help doing this please read the post I wrote for Special_Ism.com on the topic. You might also share the wise words of Frederick Buechner if you have an older child. I believe that if we all join together we truly can change the world to a more peaceful place for all.
Of the seven deadly sins, anger is possibly the most fun.
To lick you wounds, to smack your lips over grievances long past,
To roll over your tongue the prospect of bitter confrontations still to come,
To savor to the last toothsome morsel both the pain you are given and the pain you are giving back …
In many ways it is a feast fit for a king.
The chief drawback is what you are wolfing down is yourself.
The skeleton at the feast is you.
——— Frederick Buechner
Do you see the skeleton and the other faces in the clouds? You might need to click on the picture to enlarge it. Hint: The skeleton on the left, near the middle of the page.
Read We Can Make a Difference–Right Here, Right Now for detailed instructions about how to join and read Musings: On Peace…. from Mirth and Motivation for an example of what to write if you choose to write instead of sharing photos. Then go to Kozo and Cheri’s site to see more bloggers for peace posts.
Here’s my post for peace:
How do you know anything? Did you know World Kindness Day is November 13, 2012? When did you first recognize an act of kindness? Do you remember?
More than one person has told me that some special needs children and adults do not realize when others are mean to them. Others may recognize someone is mean, but they may believe this is just the way the world is and they are powerless to change it.
So how do we convince them that they matter? Can we teach them …. Read More