Peace sign


It comes at us from every angle.

Negativity, divisiveness, bigotry, false platitudes, outright lies.
It infects our thoughts, enters into our most intimate conversations.
It affects our neighbors, friends, family.
It is exhausting.
But only if we let it in.
Turn down the noise. Find your own center.
Look inward.
Reach that place of peace that is personal.
A beatitude worth remembering…
“Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.”
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87 Responses to Peacemakers

  1. Ritu says:

    Great advice Van… Positivity comes from within 😊

  2. A breath of fresh air, Van. ❀

  3. A lovely post and beautiful image. Thank you.

  4. Val Boyko says:

    Peace begins with ourselves. A timely reminder Van

  5. Val Boyko says:

    p.s. Did you ever read my post on family and enlightenment? It might help put things in perspective. It isn’t easy for me either! xo

  6. A wonderfully positive message in today’s world.

  7. George says:

    Great and timely advice, Van.

  8. Erika Kind says:

    You went straight into my heart with this, Van.You are able to trigger this warm flame inside with this post which gives the feeling that all is good and will be good. Wonderful!

  9. Bradley says:

    Great post. I’ve been struggling with mindfulness, but it sure takes a lot of work.

  10. Lady G says:

    This is so true. “Be still and know that I am God” is one of my favorite Bible verses.

  11. I try, and often successfully, to turn down that noise. I think sometimes we lose sight of the fact we have control in much of this.

  12. Amen to that sister! ❀
    Diana xo

  13. amommasview says:

    What a beautiful piece, Van. So very true. Let’s become peacemakers… xoxo

  14. Laura says:

    A lovely reminder (and so true!).

  15. Rowena says:

    Great sentiments, Van. Thanks a lot.

  16. joey says:

    No one has accused me of being a peacemaker, although generally I am peaceable because I am quiet in the face of most conflict. We do not need more conflict in this world. We need more listening and more compassion.

    Well done πŸ™‚

  17. Van, dear Van! This post is pivotal SO important for us all to remember! We are all just so bombarded by the negative in this world yet to choose a world of Peace, which is possible, is just that, a choice. Bless you for this post. Bless you!! Blessed art Thou, a Peacemaker! ❀

  18. LaVagabonde says:

    Your blog is an oasis of peace, Van. Thank you.

  19. So true, thanks for the reminder! xx

  20. Deb says:

    I love this!! Let’s fill the world with more posts of peace and let it spread. Peace be with you Van and to all!! xo

  21. Nurse Kelly says:

    Beautiful, Van. Thank you for this. Reminds me of Val’s writing. I try to find that peace that is personal every day, even if it’s right before I go to sleep. Finding and keeping that perspective really is helpful to me. xo

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  23. Lovely post, Van!! Love it!! Staying centered is the perfect goal!!!

    I truly needed the kick in the pants reminder!!! πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜‹πŸ˜Ž

    Peaceful one of my favorite P words!!
    Kind Regards and sunshine abounds — K.

  24. rbaldwin0204 says:

    Great poem! If you haven’t already, you might wish to check out the #PoetsforPeace collaborative poem about peace at The last day to contribute is August 31.

    Anyway, I found you by way of Jacqueline’s party. You have a lovely blog!

  25. Tina Frisco says:

    Inspiring poem and sentiment. I’d love to see it show up all over the Internet! Did my part and shared to all of my pages πŸ™‚

  26. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    After the remembrance of yesterday and the constant barrage of carnage and hatred a timely reminder from Van.. to end my day on anyway.. thanks Van and goodnight.

  27. dgkaye says:

    A beautiful reminder Van, thank you. πŸ™‚

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