Wake Up! Get Going for Peace!

Ah… that first caffeinated hot beverage of the morning!

As I say, coffee is not my beverage of choice, but I like the rituals people develop around it. There’s a sense that their day depends on that first cup’s being just right.

I’m a tea drinker, and for me, it’s as much about my beautiful mug, warm in my hands, and the scent of the rising steam as it is about the taste and (acknowledging reality) the caffeine!

But I like hanging in a cafe — any cafe, anywhere — and watching people come to life with their morning drink. For some people you can see it’s a daily occurrence, everything happens quickly and efficiently. Others take a longer time… but the delight is palpable.

We’re funny people with our individual habits. All of of us different and, yet, so very much the same.

Grab your cuppa, whatever it is, and make this a morning of Peace.



Solitary Sabbath Peace

Ah, the duck and the Beauty she’s sailing into. Captivating!

We don’t head toward Beauty often enough, I fear — not in the world and not in ourselves. Even when things are in a terrible mess, our job is to head toward Beauty, to head toward Peace. This photo suggests what many of us lose sight of. Dawn offers opportunities for Beauty — and for departure — that the procrastinators among us often miss.

Whether we leave for a day at work, or a walk in the woods, or for our life’s big journey, why not leave in Beauty on the way toward Peace? Why not give ourselves a full day of the road ahead?

Here where I am, it’s a misty, mysterious morning. There is time for quiet and tea before I join my community for work. ahhhh. I’ll take that blessing and then I’ll drive along the foggy river and hope to catch the fog dancers at their spring training — and perhaps a few of this duck’s noisy friends. Have a day filled with Peace, foggy or otherwise. Find the Beauty and move toward it. Find the Peace.