Last week, a friend brought me, and helped me install the most wonderful present I could ever receive. A Peace pole. How well he knows and loves me!
Look at this — and look how happy I was the night my friend gifted me with beautiful, colorful Peace on stick!
It’s planted right outside my door. When I posted this on Facebook, someone suggested what a wonderful reminder it would prove as I left my house to take Peace with me. Indeed. I try to keep Peace on my heart and in the forefront of my mind, but you know, we all encounter that rude driver with whom we feel inclined to share exactly how we feel about their driving — which is rarely Peaceful. So, Hello, Peace Pole. May I always take your message with me as I set out in the world.
It dawned on me, however, that it’s also a good reminder as I walk in my door that I keep my house Peaceful rather than a container for all the many complaints I have about life. What if I were to be more conscious about going about my living and my work in Peace-giving ways? How might my life be different, in addition to the lives of those with whom I interact?
How would your life be different if you were to place a bright and beautiful object outside your door to remind you to adopt an attitude of Peace on the way out and the way in? Let’s try this, shall we? Obviously, it makes me happy! May it continue to be so. And may yours make you happy too!
Salaam, Shalom, Peace