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Every moment

It seems as if I keep running into Mr. Rogers wherever I go. Recently I found him and more lovely quotes in an article by Jeanne Marie Lakas in The New York Times Magazine. “I would love to be present in every moment I have,” Mr. Rogers once said. –Joy

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Deep peace

I have not felt peaceful recently. The world is not peaceful. I like these words, which I found on a greeting card. They are words from a Gaelic blessing. “Deep peace of the quiet earth to you. Deep peace to you.” –Joy

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Goodness, justice and peace

On December 29, 2019, Bernice King wrote, “Don’t make New Year’s resolutions. Determine what kind of everyday human you want to be. And decide if that human will be for goodness, justice, peace and love.  “And envision if that human has dreams that will lift humanity. Then, the moments, years and minutes will matter.”  Bernice King […]

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Peace and goodwill

“Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas,” Calvin Coolidge once said. Calvin Coolidge? Yes, Calvin Coolidge advised us to cherish peace and goodwill.

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The spirit of Christmas

Christmas is over! New Year’s Day is past. It’s time to return to our normal routines. I am going to remember, though, in the coming days the spirit of Christmas. Love and peace and hope. As Scrooge said in Charles Dickens’ “The Christmas Carol,” “I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep […]

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Goodwill toward all people

If there is to be peace on earth and good will toward man (all men and all women, I would add), we must finally believe in the ultimate morality of the universe and believe all reality hinges on moral foundations,” Martin Luther King once said. –Joy

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Peace on earth

“Let there be peace on earth—and let it begin with me.” That’s from a song I’ve sung many times at church. –Joy

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Mountains of peace

“Over all the mountain tops is peace,” Goethe once said.

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Peace is active

“Peace is not a passive but an active virtue,” Fulton J. Sheen once said.

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Peace is happiness

“Peace is the fairest form of happiness,” William Ellery Channing once said.

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