Let There be Peace on Earth and Let it Begin with Me

This is sort of blog post that NEEDS to go ‘viral’ – so it starts now and hopefully I’ll be re-blogging more of the same all throughout this brand new year! 😀

Bette A. Stevens, Maine Author

We really do have the power to make it happen, one brush stroke at a time. ~ Bette A. Stevens (Image from Pinterest)We really do have the power to make it happen.~Bette A. Stevens (Image from Pinterest)

Knowledge of the past holds one of the keys to world peace. Knowledge of the people in the world around us today holds another essential key. However, knowledge in and of itself is useless, much like a collection of unused paint brushes resting on the world’s shelf. It is our job to pick up the brushes and start painting. The perfect portrait of peace begins within each of us.  It’s painted one brush stroke at a time. Here are some simple steps that we can all take to contribute to that portrait:

Take the time to learn about those who are different from us in some way. We may want start with someone in our own family. Even there, we often find differences in opinions, race, religion, beliefs, customs, cultures, political affiliations. The list…

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