Happy New Year – Let Peace Begin with Me

Happy New Year!

I want to share with you a little video. I recorded this as a New Year’s Day wish for all of you with my dear friend, Laurie Burnham- the wondrous voice behind so much of the gorgeous harmony that happens in Honneycombs.  We wanted to record Let There Be Peace on Earth because it sums up so much of the power of intentional thinking, a concept the two of have been very focused on in the last few years.

Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me…. well, where else can I begin?  Who else do I have control over? Only myself. Raising children is when I really learned that I cannot change other people’s actions no matter how much I want to or try. “Stop hitting your sister!” is a good example. 😉  And so my best efforts go into peaceful thoughts, peaceful actions. Sometimes I can get peaceful enough that it affects those around me, sometimes not. What I do know is that if I go with them into arguing it doesn’t work out.

What I find interesting is that letting peace begin with me can also translate into peace beginning with being peaceful with myself. How about that for a concept? Saying nice things to myself, patting me on the back, telling myself to relax, take it easy, take a breath, take a break. Honestly, it doesn’t come naturally. I have an incredibly busy mind and it always thinks I am not doing enough, not trying hard enough, not pushing myself very far. So, please dear April, let peace begin with me. This might very well be the biggest piece of the peace puzzle.

Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me: doing my favorite thing in the world, singing a lovely song. Sometimes life is so sweet. Thanks for singing with me, Laurie!

One thought on “Happy New Year – Let Peace Begin with Me

  1. Thank you so much for your great cover version of “Let Peace Begin with Me” and the insightful message for the New Year. Lots of good food for thought here. Happy New Year to all-SVZ


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