Let there be peace on earth

Who knows the song, “Let there be peace on earth?”
The lyrics have been running through my mind.  Writing something else to post today with all that is happening in the world, I felt compelled to talk about it.
The killing of a Black man recently by a police officer in incomprehensible.  Violence, perpetrated by anyone is never okay. The tragedy from the last week is not just about one man being murdered, but a series.  The outrage is understandable.  What is not understandable is the gratuitous violence in the wake of a tragedy.
We are painfully reminded again that there is a darker side to humanity. Unfortunately, the annals of history are filled with reactive events when those who hate cause chaos.
We cannot control those individuals but what we can control is how we choose to react within ourselves. Will we show up with a sense of love and goodness for others or focus on what is not right in the world as we blame, judge and spew hatred?
In the words of John Lennon, “Imagine” a world where we spoke and lived from a place of peace. Imagine a world where we could watch the news and see only love. Imagine a world where there was no blame, no judgment and we lived knowing we are all part of the whole, the One.
In the midst of tragedy, always remember babies were born, healing happened, lives were reunited and miracles
Today, focus on all that is good and Imagine a world filled with peace. Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.

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