“Did I offer peace today?”
“Did I bring a smile to someone’s face? Did I say words of healing? Did I let go of my anger and resentment? Did I forgive? Did I love? These are the real questions. I must trust that the little bit of love that I sow now will bear many fruits, here in this world and the life to come.”
On September 3rd, neighbor Deb and I rode the Green Circle Trail in Stevens Point, WI. This trail is a loop, consisting of 13 smaller, linked trails which wraps around the perimeter of the city. Along the trail, there are connecting trails, a reserve and parks. One of the parks is the Stevens Point Sculpture Park. If you click on <<that link and go toward the bottom of the page, there is a link to the featured sculpture currently in the park. Joanne from My Life Lived Full might find this beauty of particular interest.
What Deb and I found the most inspiring, however, were the peace flags that were hanging throughout the park, along both sides of the trail. From the park’s website:
“The community is invited to attend the Summer Celebration for the Stevens Point Sculpture Park, held annually on the second Saturday in June. The Summer Celebration, includes poetry readings, live music, artist meet and greet and more. Peace Flags made by area elementary school students, will line the trail throughout the park.”
We thought this was a wonderful idea and although we didn’t look at every single flag, there were a few that caught our eye.
Peace in any language is peace. I applaud whoever created the feline flag.
This is only a small sampling of flags from the children of local schools. While perusing the gallery, remember the words of Mr. Nouwen. Can you offer peace today? Can you make someone smile? Can you love?
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