Saturday, January 19, 2013

31 Days, 31 Reasons to be Thankful: January 19: Peace


Freedom from disturbance; quiet and tranquility.
My very first tattoo (sorry,'s true) was a small, colorful piece on the left side of my lower back: a little heart, a little peace sign, and a little smiley face. 
Yup: Peace, Love, and Happiness. 
I've been rocking that little beauty since spring 1999 (it's amazing the things you'll do when you're on spring break...) without the tiniest ounce of regret. Why? Because I love that sentiment as much now as I did then, and I don't see that changing any time soon.

In the departments of Peace, Love, and Happiness, I am thrilled to announce that I enjoy an abundance. Each day brings me a new adventure, something to laugh at (even on the WORST day), and something to be grateful for.

I try to do my share of imparting peace and equality into the world. I am hoping that my role as an educator means that I am helping to produce more peaceful, tolerant, well-rounded world citizens, and I take that very seriously.

Am I "free from disturbance"? Not always. Am I experiencing "calm and tranquility"? Maybe after a nice glass of chardonnay. So much for the definition...but, at my core, deep in my heart, I am truly enjoying peace.

How does peace play a role in your life?

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace."  -Jimi Hendrix

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  1. Thanks Lucy! This is one of my favorite quotes about peace...“Peace is not something you wish for; It's something you make, Something you do, Something you are, And something you give away.” ~Robert Fulghum

  2. awesome post....hmmmm...never saw the tat !!


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