Is peace possible? I think so...even in small ways. Today I am participating in the Blog Blast for Peace, a creation of Mimi Lenox, who believes in the power of the word and the strength of the blog to spread powerful messages like this one.
How often do we allow our focus to linger on our differences instead of the similarities that bind us together? Maybe we don't have the same political or religious views, but we can probably agree that we love to watch our children succeed, we thrive on love and acceptance, and we giggle watching our cats wiggle around in boxes.
My three cats rarely (if ever) occupy the same space. Check out the picture at the top of this post. Behold, the power of the chipmunk! See...a single common interest can bring even the most unlikely friends together, if only for a short time.
So Catladyland's message is this: When you feel frustrated about someone's beliefs or opinions, stop and look for something on which you can connect. I'm pretty sure that we are never going agree with everyone 100% of the time, but we can find that common spark. It's a small thing, but I call that peace.
"Nothing can bring you peace but yourself." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson