If there is one thing you think you can do each day to contribute to peace, what could it be? For me, I would say it would be to treat each person I meet with love and kindness - to look beyond all stereotypes and radiate generosity. Sounds easier than it is when your boss is screaming and you've met Murphy's Law for the 2nd time that day! What is your daily contribution?

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If such is the result of your religion (Islam) would you happen to have a website that is in English that I could visit to learn more?
I like to learn from all religions and have not yet learned much of yours and from your attitude towards peace love and our creator I would like to learn more! :D
Well... I have the same kind of answer Maya...

To me been kind to another is to feel it first.
That kindness is bound to be felt in me as I give it.
So basically it's a selfish act. I look for feeling the feeling when I give it to others.
Do I make sense?
I write poems,could be to unwind,could be about a stressing event,but I think it helps to get it off my shoulders if I write. I have a poem about this very issue...





In my days of Innocence,when I was a little boy,
I'd fantasize the day away,Dreaming was my Best Toy...
Oh,I had my Cars,and I'd build my cities in the dirt,
In the Shade,I had it Made,Where Dreaming never Hurt...
As I got older,I grew a little bolder,but still I kept to myself...
Like the "Madd Hatter",others just didn't matter,
and everybody else, just went on a shelf...
I didn't care what other folks thought,
didn't give a hoot about what they bought...
I found you don't need a Dime just to Dream,
If you just spend the time, You'll see what I mean...
Fly my Lonely Soul into a moonlit sky,
I write of my fantasies and my dreams of by and by...
If you take the time to treat your nose,
or make the time to enjoy a Rose...
Hiden Secrets,Stories of a Beauty foretold,
something to fantasize,even when you get old...
So I learn all I can,growing into a Man,
to find my Passion that's hidden inside...
For when I write,my pen takes flight,
and My Little Demons have no place to hide...
when people ask,"How is your Day"?,I can only say,
"Just Fine,How are You?and Y'all Have a Nice Day...
But what I really think,is you wouldn't listen anyway...
Glossing my eyes,I fantasize,
and then I Realize...
Everybody stuck in their own little world,
feeding that greed,or feeding the need,
or their Feelings for a boy or that Girl...
Seeing you there standing Naked, makes me think,
We are so Small,so Fragile,and weak,
We're going to Hell in a HandBasket,
We could All be Gone in a Blink...
I write of Troubles, Humanity puts our Planet through...
I Feel the Greed,I Feel the Need,
We're Going to Hell in a HandBasket,the World,Me and You...
My Dream became a NightMare,for I could plainly see,
I plant my Seeds of Good Intentions,to Help Humanity...
but only lonely souls,will even listen to my words,
only forgotten memories,of everything they heard...
We lost control,of the Ship that we call "LIFE",
GhostShips of our Fantasies,in Reality only strife...
All our Momma's Drama's,Kids at War and Finding Harm,
Fighting for Liberty and Freedom,All of Our Brothers in Arms...
Some Cannot come Home,if just to tell their story,
in a World Without a Poet,None Will FEEL Their Glory...
So I found my Passion,all these years I've tried to Hide,
Giving my Painful Lessons,Showing ALL That I had Tried...
to Overcome My Stumbling Blocks,Strewn along my Path,
Try to Fight the Good Fight,for I Fear the Demons Wrath...
I'm giving you my Lessons,Showing Jesus that I have Tried,
I Left My mark on Humanity,
my words may live on,even After I have Died...
©LonelySoul
Michael, this poem is fantastic. You have a definite talent with words and the poem so full of meaning and poignancy and soul. I hope you will contribute more poetry and your thoughts here, I look will loke forward to it,

Have a great and inspiring week filled with peace.

Marique
Good morning and blessings....We all are here because we feel the sadness and negativity of the world. Everyday, I am sure each one of use does something wonderful unconsciously. What throws us for loops is when hatred crosses our path and is personal. What then?

Last night, someone stole the catalytic converter off of our truck. $250 to replace. This money was going towards food for a family I am helping who had been homeless for a year but is moving into an apartment....starting with nothing. i have to ask myself.....Why? Why was the scenario changed? I was angry at first. But, I am reminded that "Things Happen For a Reason" and we dont know what the person that stole it was going through or what the fate of their decision needed to be. I am not angry. I am at peace with what has happened.

I will find another way to help this family as well as new ones.

Blessings my friends and thank you for inspiring my spirit. You are incredible!
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that's like when they stole the tailgate off my truck in my own driveway...I was pissed at first,but the hidden blessing in it was the insurance cheque...Never look a gift horse in the mouth huh?


Lord...I Tried

In my days of Innocence,when I was a little boy,
I'd fantasize the day away,Dreaming was my Best Toy...
Oh,I had my Cars,and I'd build my cities in the dirt,
In the Shade,I had it Made,Where Dreaming never Hurt...
As I got older,I grew a little bolder,but still I kept to myself...
Like the "Madd Hatter",others just didn't matter,
and everybody else, just went on a shelf...
I didn't care what other folks thought,
didn't give a hoot about what they bought...
I found you don't need a Dime just to Dream,
If you just spend the time, You'll see what I mean...
Fly my Lonely Soul into a moonlit sky,
I write of my fantasies and my dreams of by and by...
If you take the time to treat your nose,
or make the time to enjoy a Rose...
Hiden Secrets,Stories of a Beauty foretold,
something to fantasize,even when you get old...
So I learn all I can,growing into a Man,
to find my Passion that's hidden inside...
For when I write,my pen takes flight,
and My Little Demons have no place to hide...
when people ask,"How is your Day"?,I can only say,
"Just Fine,How are You?and Y'all Have a Nice Day...
But what I really think,is you wouldn't listen anyway...
Glossing my eyes,I fantasize,
and then I Realize...
Everybody stuck in their own little world,
feeding that greed,or feeding the need,
or their Feelings for a boy or that Girl...
Seeing you there standing Naked, makes me think,
We are so Small,so Fragile,and weak,
We're going to Hell in a HandBasket,
We could All be Gone in a Blink...
I write of Troubles, Humanity puts our Planet through...
I Feel the Greed,I Feel the Need,
We're Going to Hell in a HandBasket,the World,Me and You...
My Dream became a NightMare,for I could plainly see,
I plant my Seeds of Good Intentions,to Help Humanity...
but only lonely souls,will even listen to my words,
only forgotten memories,of everything they heard...
We lost control,of the Ship that we call "LIFE",
GhostShips of our Fantasies,in Reality only strife...
All our Momma's Drama's,Kids at War and Finding Harm,
Fighting for Liberty and Freedom,All of Our Brothers in Arms...
Some Cannot come Home,if just to tell their story,
in a World Without a Poet,None Will FEEL Their Glory...
So I found my Passion,all these years I've tried to Hide,
Giving my Painful Lessons,Showing ALL That I had Tried...
to Overcome My Stumbling Blocks,Strewn along my Path,
Try to Fight the Good Fight,for I Fear the Demons Wrath...
I'm giving you my Lessons,Showing Jesus that I have Tried,
I Left My mark on Humanity,
my words may live on,even After I have Died...
©LonelySoul
well being nice to each other is great. Loving kindness
The thing we can each do each day that will make a bigger differance is to ask before we buy anyhting.
Is it good for the earth? Do I need it or do I want it?
Do the people who make it get a decent and fair wage?
Could I buy it from a country that needs the money more?
Is buying this product exploiting people or creating the despair that make fear that creates violence
I can choose fairly traded goods. I can choose to support those in the third world Who need hope.
I CAN do that every day just with the coffee I drink in the morning.
I push for Peace in all that I do,
we need a truce between me and you,
we need to get humble,or our world will crumble,
For Peace I speak out,to leave you no doubt,
I've seen the crashes and I've seen them Rumble,
don't sit on your asses or sit and mumble,
ashes to ashes if we just watch it crumble...
I push for Peace in all that I do,
we're going to Hell in a Handbasket,
the world me and you,
In a world full of greed,in a world full of need,
we need to find peace,it's Red We All Bleed,
Conflict and War should be a Thing of the Past,
PLEASE,find a solution for A True Peace to Last...
So I speak up for Peace,for the World, Me and You,
I speak up for peace in everything I do,
Because I Love my LIFE,Humanity,I love even You,
I write a poem,or a song for a dance,
anything I can,Just Give Peace a Chance,
While our world is turning,more than Passion is burning,
and something to think of...we kill of everything that we love,
it's awfully harming with global warming,
Yes,melting the polar ice,
Be Cheerfully Charming,even Heart Warming,
Yes,I think Peace'd be nice...

LonelySoul
To love myself with the divine love , it radiates to others

From my divine heart an rainbow to yours
Hi Maya,
It is really a valuable discussion. For me happiness is the only thing to contribute to peace. Happy always. I think this is the only precious thing that we can gift to our children. "How to be Happy forever" whatever be the condition, situation or time- good or bad. If everyone understands the value of this slogan, half battle is won. Keep smiling, Be Happy and Enjoy Peace forever.
Even before Love..treat people with respect and honor.
There may be distance between people. Respect and honor recognize it.
Honor calls us to talk across the distance in a mode of modesty and not pride or self interest.
It calls us to put aside selfish emotion and make a step toward the other while not using him.

Of course when the other is in need, we are called to do much more.

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