Peaceful Progress

Enjoying the beauty of nature🕊️

Every year I choose one aspect of my life to focus special attention on. This year I chose to focus on peace. Every morning, I begin my day by copying ‘peaceful’ positive affirmations in my journal. Throughout the day, when I find myself tensing up for any reason, I stop for a moment to focus on peace. When things go wrong, I try to think “Is this worth losing peace over?” At night, I drift off to sleep focussed on peaceful thoughts.

So far, this year has not been perfect. There have been challenges with my health, family issues, employment issues and general life issues plus the uncertainty that comes from such things as a global pandemic. Regardless, I have felt a profound change in the way I process it all. I find it easier to let go of control or expectations. I find it easier to appreciate the moments in life that are worth cherishing. I find it easier to just ‘be in the moment’. I find it easier to laugh and smile and just feel good. I am finding it easier to create a peaceful vibe around me, like the people I have most admired in my life.

I am not always where I would like to be on my quest for peace. There are anxious moments and stressful days, when I feel less than peaceful. There are people who seem intent on drama and creating chaos. At times, I feel more frustrated and annoyed with them than peaceful. However, overall I feel I am making significant progress. I have another 228 days to focus on peace and I know that I am on a good track for a significantly better life experience.

Life is not always great, sometimes it is not even good – but I honestly believe that we can live it better. It takes work and perseverance and time – but life can be better.


Watching Kat Relaxing💖
Seriously relaxing🤣

9 thoughts on “Peaceful Progress

  1. Peace is something I treasure. I recently found a book called “Peace in our hearts, Peace in the World” by Ruth Fisher. It’s based on the idea that we contribute to global peace when we focus on peace in our own lives. It’s a beautiful book, and so is your post. Thank you. By the way, after a couple of attempts I was able to find your blog. I am glad I did.

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  2. I am retiring at the end of July. I have been home since the end of March and hope I do not have to go back. I have asthma, COPD and I had pneumonia in February. I am still having a lot of trouble breathing and our office (construction) is really dusty.

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