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Peace November 7, 2007

Whether we like it or not it all starts with ourselves. Inner acceptance that some things are just the way they are and we have to go on despite them is a hard lesson to learn. The acceptance that we have to love ourselves first to be loved and give love is also a hard concept. Having faith in something larger than ourselves is practiced throughout religions but how many people truly believe it from the inside out? Below is what is on a sign on the wall of Shishu Bhavan, a children's home in Calcutta built by Mother Teresa. No matter what name you give the keeper of your soul this rings true:

People are often unreasonable,
illogical, and self centered.
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may
accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win
some false friends and some true enemies.
Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank,
people may cheat you.
Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building
someone could destroy overnight.
Build it anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness,
there may be jealousy.
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today
people will often forget tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have,
and it may never be enough.
Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.

You see, in the final analysis,
it is between you and God.
It was never between you and them anyway.

Peace be with you today and always.


it speaks to me in ways you will never know.
i will link to this beautiful post.


since i could not give it its individual page, i copied the poem and posted it in my comments section.
thank you, LC. and thanks for your words too.

Peace to you and yours. I am purring for peace.

To do anyway...yes, I agree with this. Very well said.

Peace to you and yours on this wonderful Peace Globe Day!

Excellent post, peace to you, today and always.

You are very right: it all starts with ourselves.
Lovely Peace Globe and poem...
Peace and love to you and yours :)

Your site is very beautiful and filled with beautiful words. :-)

Oh, I just love that -- I had never read it before. Thank you for sharing it -- it really speaks to me.

Peace to you and yours!

That is one of the most beeyootiful poems I have efur read.

We Ballicai are purrin fur peace!

Pax vobiscum!

And peace for us all!

Peace be with you, too! The poem was lovely and so was your Peace Globe!
Your FL furiends,

Wow. What an inspiring post from an amazing source. I love this and will keep coming back to be reminded of what's really important.

Thank you for participating, lending your support and speaking your heart.

Peace to you and yours always.


LC, that's a beautiful post. I needed to hear the message. Thank you!!

That's lovely. Thanks for posting it.

Oh, these words ring true - how often do we not do something because of what others think!

Peace to you Lara Croft!

Bloggers are set to blog for peace June 4, 2008.
I invite you to join me - and a cast of incredible bloggers - as we mark our world with a promise of peace. Bloggers from around the globe will write posts entitled "Dona nobis pacem" and fly peace globes in the fourth launch of BlogBlast for Peace. I hope you will join the movement and participate again in this growing phenomenon. You are officially peace globe #249 in the Peace Globe Gallery. Click the link below to learn how to get your peace globe.
Your blog. One post. One day.
BlogBlast For Peace: A Revolution of Words
If words are powerful, then this matters.
Mimi Lenox
Brought to you by Mimi’s little helpers for peace.

Beautiful, M. Thank you. xoxo, T

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