The Peace of Doing the Job We Have and Doing It Well

Dairy cattle have one job. There are many parts to it as there are to most jobs, but they produce milk. Around here, they do it in serene beauty. They graze. They chew. They wander home to be milked. They do these things in large companionable groups.

We’ve recently found out that cheese is addictive. It’s also darned good.

Sweet to share with our buddies. Just as they shared the making of the milk.

They share the making of the milk just as we share the fruits of their labor.

There are tiny little lessons for us all to learn here and there is companionable Peace as well. You eat your grass, I’ll eat mine. There’s stuff to learn here! (And I don’t know about you, but I’m still being astounded that we’re in week 24 of a 52 week year! Almost half over? It seems impossible!) Everyday matters and Everyday Peace.


The Peace of What Is

Not every day is a big day. Some days are just another day. But every day matters, even those days we concern ourselves with everyday matters and everyday Peace.

And those are most days, right? But still we make the most of them. Because every day is what we have. And I don’t know about you, but I know there are not any days to waste. This is not to say there aren’t days to luxuriously do nothing. That’s celebrating not wasting.

Peace is about being present. Every day. It’s what we have. It’s who we are. And most of us know, it goes too quickly. If we’ve been present, with life changes, we’ll have nothing to regret and the best memories. That’s what we give life and that’s what it can give us. Every day, Peace. Everyday Peace.

Sunsets aren’t less beautiful for being ordinary and completing tasks even when fewer than we thought it not to be sneezed at.

Enjoy the day. Do the work. Notice the loveliness. Make some Peace.


Every Day for Everyday Peace

Already, and it’s only March, we’ve seen some fabulous Sunsets, here on this blog and out in the world. But most days the Sun sinks quietly. Many days we only notice it growing darker because it’s been a gray and cloudy day and promises to be a gray and cloudy night.

For me, that’s the point of this year’s picture taking. Every day is a beautiful day. Every day is the perfect day to make Peace. We make it ways both big and little. We make Peace in our own environment and lives — tidying up what needs to be tidied, fixing what needs to be fixed, replenishing what needs to be replenished and appreciating it all. After all, in too much of the world, people are starved for safety and regular days.

And other days are for making Peace out in the world. For most of us, that’s finding small ways to better our community. For others it’s doing huge international projects. Whatever you do, Peace.

Today, is just another day for Peace. For me, it’s a day of everyday matters and making today matter. Because Peace.