Thursday, December 31, 2009

One of Life's Greatest Gifts


Peace.

The feeling of peace, deep within the soul, is one of the best gifts we can give to ourselves at any time of the year.

It’s nothing we can find in the stores during sales. It cannot be ordered online or at warehouse businesses. Its price, however, is worth more than millions.

When people try to pull us onto their side of an argument, into simmering conflict, vie for peace. Stay out of the fray. Avoid the firing lines and walk away. Let the squabblers squabble all they want but avoid arguing, in the name of peace.

As the years pass, peace has become more and more important. It’s imperative not to let anything disturb peace for very long.

We have no control over certain situations in our lives. We have no control over people, places, or things happening in our lives or in anyone else’s life. We do, however, have control over one person....ourselves.

While we cannot possibly control what is happening to us, we can control how we respond. Our actions, decisions, and thoughts remain in our personal control.

No one can take away our serenity or our peace unless we let them.

Peace can be ours even if the world around us is spinning out of control. It is precious. It must be guarded and treasured for the priceless gift that it is.

Seek peace.

6 comments:

Diane said...

What a beautiful Picture and Post. I cut and pasted the post in word, so I can read it through out the year. Have a wonderful NEW YEAR!

Rebecca said...

And peace from the lips of Jesus-- "Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid."

You're right! We do need to guard our peace. Don't LET my heart be troubled. Don't let it be afraid!

diane stetson said...

I wish you and yours peace and love and good health in the year 2010!

Terri Tiffany said...

Amen! I so agree that peace is worth more than anything else in the world. Happy New Year!

Denise Jackson said...

Wishing you peace always Susan. Thank You for such a vital reminder of what is really important in so much of our lives.
Best Wishes for A Wonderful New Year!

Carolyn said...

May you always have peace ,joy and good health!

Carolyn

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