“The universe is made of stories, not atoms.”
It is hard to believe it has already been four years. I like to thank every one of you who have given me the courage to continue writing by your support, sharing your reflections and words of wisdom. Many times, I felt I didn’t have the time and energy to continue the weekly posts, thinking of letting it go. Then, a view from a new country or a thoughtful and heartwarming reflection showed up as if the universe was giving me a sign to continue.
Every morning, I check the blog and read your comments makes me feel as if we have visited in a meaningful way across the planet. In this time and era of violence, hatred, suffering, and division, the power of the written word and reading an inspiring story to reconnect us is needed more than ever before. The art of story telling has been soothing to the soul not only for the children, but for everyone. I wonder if you have read a story that changed you in some way and you would always remember it. This is the time we need awareness and raising our consciousness, bringing hope to humanity. Together, we can light many candles and every candle counts. As Mother Theresa beautifully said, it may take a lifetime to create something and a moment to destroy it.
Today, our blog has had over 72,500 views from 120 countries. The latest ones were from Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo and Qatar to name a few. We now have many stories translated into 12 languages. The last additions were in Portuguese and Hebrew. A heartfelt thanks to all friends, many I have not met in person yet, who shared their gifts/time and passion to bring the healing message to readers around the globe.
Also, a collection of stories called Kaleidoscope is on Amazon if you wish to hold a book to read as I do or share with those who may not have access to internet in far away place.
I have been blessed to know many gifted writers/poets. This year, I like to share some of their writings with you and bring more flavor to the blog, love to have your reflection. If you have written or know of an inspiring story, please leave me a note and we will share it with others.
What we feel, think, say and do manifest our inner intention. Together, let’s bring joy and harmony to our beautiful planet through the healing power of story telling. As you know, I am the grandmother of two precious grandsons. I am more aware than ever before about the importance of creating peace and compassion for all on our planet. As Dalai Lama wisely said, if ALL children of the world under the age of five meditate for one hour once a week on compassion, the violence will disappear….
Inner peace will open the possibility of outer peace.
Thank you, muchas gracias, merci beaucoup, danke shoen, grazie mille, shay shay, arrigato, obrigado, shokran, chokh mamnoon, & moteshakeram ( Farsi)