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Reflections: Take Two For Peace…

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“He that would live in peace and at ease must not speak all he knows or all he sees.” Benjamin Franklin

Reflections: Take Two For Peace...

Reflections: Take Two For Peace…

Small Stones
We watched it land, red and proud
Perched on a branch, nary a sound
The phone rang… Peace wasn’t calling
Red Cardinal knew it and went flying
Which was more unsettling?
The interruption or the sudden departure…

In my reorganization mode, I’ve been writing Small Stones which the originators describe as:”a short piece of writing (prose or poetry) that precisely captures a fully-engaged moment. The process of discovering small stones is as important as the finished product. Searching for small stones will encourage you to keep all your senses; – your eyes,(and ears, nose, mouth, fingers, feelings and mind) open.” This post also compliments the Bloggers for Peace effort. Check them both out. I’m adding several Small Stones to tie in with other prompts too.  I’ll be back on track by the weekend. TY! More below.

“Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

Reflections: Take Two For Peace...

Reflections: Take Two For Peace…

Small  Stones
I’d echo Dr. King’s sentiments. Peace is an every day affair
When we consciously engage with others in a peaceful way
When Peace is in constant action, then, we expect it everywhere.
The bird, the poster, peace efforts, the street sculpture…
All add something to Peace.

Happy New Year! This post was also inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post: Daily Prompt: Take Two Run outside. Take a picture of the first thing you see. Run inside. Take a picture of the second thing you see. Write about the connection between these two random objects, people, or scenes.

Positive Motivation Tip: Keep peace close to your heart and spread the word.  ♥HAPPY NEW YEAR!♥ :-)

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos from my personal collection.

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

20 Comments leave one →
  1. 18/01/2013 5:46 am

    I love your post, your quotes, and your small stones. What a beautiful idea.
    The Live Traffic Feed is very cool
    Best wishes, and thanks for the pingback.

    • 23/01/2013 11:03 am

      TY Kristc99! I ‘m glad we connected and enjoyed your post too. 🙂

  2. 18/01/2013 7:13 am

    I really like the Cardinal Poem. You are a very busy blogger! I also like the Emerson Quote. Thanks for the link.

    • 23/01/2013 11:03 am

      Ty too for your feedback… I enjoyed visiting your blog… I’m really ramping down… I am! 🙂

  3. 18/01/2013 10:01 am

    We must strive for peaceful coexistence at all times, more so in these turbulent times. Great post, Eliz. 🙂

    • 23/01/2013 11:05 am

      That is so true Cee and we can express it in our own way… there are many roads to the one God. TY! 🙂

  4. 18/01/2013 10:59 am

    Love the MLK quotation, Eliz. Thank you for setting up the goal of peace and giving us the means to get there.
    I also love the small stones writing idea. I am checking out the web site now. {{{ Hugs}}} Kozo

    • 23/01/2013 11:07 am

      Go ahead… I find it very relaxing and it has been a great way to create some quiet in the midst of noise… TY!

  5. 18/01/2013 1:00 pm

    I love the small stones idea, Liz.and Bloggers for Peace is really taking off (YAY!) 😀

    • 23/01/2013 11:08 am

      Wonderful… TY Dianne and must catch up soon. 😉

  6. 18/01/2013 6:03 pm

    Your photos are superb as usual, Eliz. As is your post. We need more peace.
    Thanks so much for including me in your rotating blog roll. Very sweet of you! 🙂

    • 23/01/2013 11:09 am

      TY Tracy for keeping me on yours even when I wander off into my silent spaces… TY all! 🙂

  7. 19/01/2013 3:19 am

    I started small stones but got distracted. It’s good to take time, though. I’ll try again.

    • 19/01/2013 3:37 am

      Yes Tilly it is! Because I’m going through this deeply reflective period in my life, the stones have yielded many blessings. I think you’d enjoy writing them. 😉

  8. 20/01/2013 8:53 am

    The cardinal poem is brilliant! And what a beautiful photo! Thanks Eliz.

    • 23/01/2013 11:11 am

      TY Madhu! I was watching the cardinal too and what I recounted was just how it happened but yet, it felt rich with meaning… 🙂

  9. 22/01/2013 2:20 pm

    .. but yourself,.. all add something to peace, so true! Thank you for the beautiful post, Elizabeth!

    • 23/01/2013 11:13 am

      TY for the beautiful feedback Amy… Will be visiting you.. TY! 🙂

  10. 22/01/2013 8:18 pm

    Love the first poem. Sometimes, I swear to whoever, I get rid of distractions when I want peace with my travels. As in completely get rid of any distractions. I’m selfish that way. 😀

    • 23/01/2013 11:15 am

      You are right to do so… if we don’t carve out time for self, we burn out … Trust me I know as I’ve been there.. TY my dear friend! 🙂

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