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Peaceful Service

First of all, thanks for all the kind comments on my last post.  It's so nice to know I'm not alone out there in the "Why am I blogging?" world.

I am continuing on my journey to Piece Together Peace.
Last month's intention was clear and simple...or so I thought.
Become a focused and peaceful driver.
Ok.
Honestly?  It was really hard to remember to take my 3 deep breaths.  Most of the time I would take them while backing up out of my driveway (so doesn't count!).  About halfway through the month I got the great idea of writing a little watercolor card with the word breathe on it, all pretty and soothing like.
That worked well...until my 2 year old ripped it off and ate it (actually she just wiped her face with it - thanks!).  At the end of the day I do not think I'll be able to do the 3 deep breaths every time I start up my car, but it has helped me become a more focused driver, and therefore a more peaceful driver simply by making it a priority.

Novembers' Peace intention came rather easily. 
November is a month for giving back. 



Giving back to this beautiful Earth.
Giving back to the community.
Instilling in my children what it means to do true service.



Sure, we donate to charities and give cans to food drives all year long, but this month we'll go above and beyond. 



We'll do the beach clean up, we'll do the food basket preparations, we'll do the bigger, more meaningful service.  We will go home with peace in our hearts and hopefully it will radiate outwards.

Through our actions we will piece together peace.


**Pictures taken at Los Cerritos Wetlands where we participated in a clean up/restoration day, organized by Kim from Save Our Beach.**

8 comments:

  1. Just wanted to take a second to let you know I'm glad you've chosen to keep blogging :)

    I'm just baaaaarly starting out learning about eating raw, and found your recipe for dehydrated macaroons. Can't wait to try them tomorrow. Now see, blogging connects spirits that would ordinarily never meet! Love it...and your blog :)

    Nellie
    http://midlifecruiser.blogspot.com

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  2. that's funny about your 3 year old wiping her mouth with your watercolor note.. ; ) if anything remember your blog is a record for your children to look back on one day. what a lovely way for them to have insight into your world when they were young. don't do it for anyone but them and i think it will always be a meaningful task for you. that's what i do anyways...

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  3. oh... and i think it's awesome that you guys are giving back so much to the community. how do you find the time with 3 kids? no wonder you have to put the blog on the back burner sometimes - but, your service to your community is a worthy priority.

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  4. that is wonderful, I would love to know about the next service day. I really think my kids are ready for service like this.

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  5. what a lovely intention for november...what a beautiful way to instill charity and peace into the hearts of your girls!
    Love, blessings, and peace~
    Elizabeth

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  6. beautiful thoughts, many reflections...

    Nicole

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  7. "Through our actions we will piece together peace.: ...just beautiful. Your girls have such a wonderful mama to look up to!

    :)Lisa

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