On this holiday, one that is shared across the globe, here are a few of earth’s wild and worldly inhabitants to remind us how to find peace.
Enjoy the gifts of food
and water, and help those who do not have it.
Take in the glories of nature wherever it appears.
Practice courage and perseverance,
and navigate the dark.
Paddle through adversity.
Take time to relax.
and be flexible.
May each day begin with song
with times when you shine
Take comfort in your community
yet reach out beyond it.
Demonstrate patience and compassion to the young
Embrace these basic elements of life,
and you will have peace and love
every day of the year.
Thank you, my friends, for another great year of sharing.
Written by Jet Eliot
Photo credit: Athena Alexander