On peace

April 21, 2016

Certain things are true.

Such as, “just do it.” Which means, stop all the excuses and reasons and rationalizations and make it happen. (I’m good at those rationalizations. I’ve honed them to a fine point.)

The same with peace.

It doesn’t come with 72 virgins or bombing the hell out of things or killing people. It doesn’t come with time or on time.

It comes when we choose it.

22 comments on “On peace
  1. And this is why I love you! I was putting so much on my plate this morning, read your blog and said…Geez, Cathy, just give yourself a bit of peace! Thanks as always, Carol and part of my peace today is to post my own things next week, not now….just calm down, right? Have a great weekend!

  2. Peace. It’s what we all want. Or those of us who are sane and non-violent. We must be peaceful ourselves. And pray for peace…

  3. GiGi Eats says:

    Peace. I have come to peace with so many things over the years. It’s interesting to survey how things change as you age. I am realizing what everyone who is older than me has said that is true. I wish people who don’t have peace in their lives would stop and “smell the roses” – AKA… Take a minute to ponder over what’s truly important in their lives. Stop thinking negatively, because that’s going to get you nowhere. Focus on the positive aspects of your life and peace will follow suit.

  4. Leanne says:

    I’ve never understood the concept of war to gain peace – perhaps a little more tolerance and giving the benefit of the doubt would make the world a more peaceful place 🙂

  5. Reminded of my personal trainer who queried my “I’ll try” the other day. Trying means we think we can’t… We either do it, or we don’t. It seems to me thats what you’re saying as well. We choose.

  6. Agree 100%. I don’t understand the need to destroy in the name of God.

  7. Donna says:

    Peace is the only emotion that cannot be counterfeited, it is a covenant from God…peace is a covenant from God….loved your post today…I am choosing to be happy and to feel peace

  8. Yes-peace is a choice that we can extend to ourselves and others. Thanks for this, Carol!

  9. Alan's says:

    I may have grown up around too many Holocaust survivors. I believe in the concept of just war to fight evil. But when is war just and what cost is acceptable? I agree we won’t ever have peace until we decide to have it. I fear it will be “never”

  10. shari Eberts says:

    I agree – it is always better to choose peace. Thanks for sharing this.

  11. deanna says:

    I agree that peace is a path. I find it through prayer. It is not always it it takes trust in God for me.

  12. Why is this so hard for people? Don’t we all ultimately want peace???

  13. Wow, is this ever true! Peace is the path. One hard to walk on and narrow at best.

  14. Virginia says:

    Sigh….if only it were that easy for some. But I agree- it comes when we choose it.

  15. Well said! As usual.

  16. sue says:

    A short but powerful post Carol. You prove that you don’t need to write many words to get the message across. Peace to you my friend. Sue from Sizzling Towards Sixty.

  17. Nicole Escat says:

    This is really amazing and great words. I’m agreeing to you! Thanks for sharing.

  18. Liz Mays says:

    So much in life is based directly on how we choose to hold our state of mind. You’re absolutely right!

  19. Andrea says:

    My peace comes from knowing Jesus – He is the prince of peace – and if I didn’t have Him in my life…

  20. Rosemond says:

    You just broke it down! Making war to ensure peace is the twisted thinking that helped get us to this place. Just do it!

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