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.

US election day

It’s Election day in the US. We, Canadians, have been watching the race for the last year and a bit and now, finally, it’s going to be over. It has been a roller coaster with many ups and downs. Watching, from this side of the border, it’s been something else. Now, the day, it seems that tensions are as high as they have ever been and the polls say it could go either way.

(credit: bjstlh.com)

(credit: bjstlh.com)

I am no political expert and my little blog has no place sticking its nose into this business, so my message has be short.

My hope is that this election, no matter who is elected, brings prosperity and peace for the US.





We Rise by Lifting Others

What a beautiful, beautiful message!


My good friend and excellent writer Teagan R Geneviene sent me this today and I couldn’t fail to share it with you so apt it is.


We Are All Human

As the population gets bigger and bigger, the world gets smaller and smaller. People of various specialties, and within that different levels of experience, inevitably bump into one another. The thought of comparison and competition can take some down a negative path. But why let that take hold?

We are all human. Imagine if all of us as humans, at the most basic level believed in one simple construct. We are here on this planet to support each other, and to hold each other up.

We fight the same battles at one point or another, we want to feel good about ourselves and our work, and we should realize that many find happiness in other people’s eyes.

We want to…

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On violence

This past Wednesday a gunman shot Nathan Cirillo, the honour guard (unarmed) from behind at the National War Memorial in Ottawa before heading on to Parliament Hill.


Nathan Cirillo was, among other things, a father, a dog lover and a husband.

When I think of what his family must be going through, I hope, that one day, our world will not know violence like this. It hurts so much to think of that horrible, senseless act and it helps me to read some of my favourite quotes on peace from some amazing people.







I hope, one day, our world will be a peaceful place.

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!