Wishes for peace

For Barcelona and for Charlottesville and all places where violence lives, I hope against all hope that one day peace will reach all of us and we can find support in our similarities instead of fighting over our differences.

As always, I find myself horrified and saddened by the violence in our world. It’s hard for me to put into words my wishes for peace and harmony. I wish so badly that the beauty that I see in people could shine through. I think it can only appear through peace and understanding.

Others say it so much better.


Inspired by this post from Melissa Barker-Simpson, I thought I’d join in and add some beautiful quotes on compassion. Meanwhile, to find out more about the project, click here.


33 inspirational quotes on love, purpose and peace by the amazing Gandhi–by Jeff Moore

A big, big thank you to Jeff Moore for this amazing post. I woke, read it and it cheered me up much more than my trusty cup of coffee. Now, that’s a good post!

I loved, loved so many of these quotes. Loved them.

Here are some of my favourites:

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.

“First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.

“My imperfections and failures are as much a blessing from God as my successes and my talents and I lay them both at his feet.

“Poverty is the worst form of violence.”

“Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.”

“There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.”

Aren’t they incredible? But, don’t take my word for it, find your own! There are some truly amazing quotes from a truly amazing man.


A big thank you again to Jeff Moore for the inspiring post!