Today’s peacemaking focus is SMILING.   Yes, smiling.  Really.

“Everyone smiles in the same language.”  Author Unknown

“It is Christmas every time you let God love others through you… yes, it is Christmas every time you smile at your brother and offer him your hand.”  Mother Teresa

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”  Leo Buscaglia

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.  Breathing in, I calm body and mind.  Breathing out, I smile.” Thich Nhat Hanh     (This is my most favorite short meditation, revgerry)

This delightful story,  A CHAIN OF SMILES, made me happy.   As a peacemaking class project, a girl prepared a lovely “gift,” and as each person opened it, she took a picture of their big smile. She gave each one instructions to spread the smiles far and wide.  For her grade, she opened a big bag with hundreds of pictures of peoples’ beautiful smiles.

AFFIRMATION:  The Light that shines through my smile cheers me as it spreads joy to all I meet.


1.Take 5 minutes 3 times today to quietly meditate while smiling (Just see if your joy does not increase!!!!  It Works, if you work it)

2. Find a way to make five people smile today  by smiling at them, connecting in so e manner.  Then ask them to do the same.  This way you  multiply the healing power of your smile.

The Season for Nonviolence is celebrated from January 30-April 4, each year, between the anniversaries of the assassinations of Mohands K. Gandhi and Rev.Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, in order to further their vision of just and peaceful world.   

 This series of blogs are intended to inspire thoughts and actions which increase the peace on the planet.  They are spiritual, not political.

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