Stacey Loscalzo

Jan 01

Peace

by Stacey

*Image courtesy of Elisa Kleven

In place of resolutions this year, I have chosen a word.

Peace.

As I thought about what my word would be, the word peace jumped immediately to mind but I wasn’t sure why. I knew I want to see, live and know peace in the world and in myself but I still couldn’t quite wrap my mind around it. And then I read one of my favorite blogs this morning and the image above was the first I saw. It looked like peace would indeed be my word.

As I began to think and read more about peace, I googled the word along with the names of some of my favorite authors.

I found the following:

“Instructions for living a life.

Pay attention.
Be astonished.
Tell about it.”

-Mary Oliver

So that is what I will do. I will pay attention to all that is peaceful in this life. I will remember to be astonished by it and by all other beauty. And I will come here and to my notebook to tell about it.

Happy New (and peaceful) Year to all…

3 Comments

  1. Lindsey says:

    Love. Those Mary Oliver lines are among my very favorite. I don’t have a 2013 word, but peace is one of the ones that is in my head, jockeying for me to look. I love that it will guide you! xox

  2. Zoe says:

    Lovely sentiment in those lines. Wishing you a very happy, and full-of-peace 2013.

  3. Donna says:

    Can so relate to your choice of this word! And secretly happy to know you’ve chosen a word at all. Mine is “Centered,” which I know you’ll understand. To a peaceful new year…and let’s get together soon to share our process.

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