Thank you, John, for allowing me the opportunity to share your post with my readers. To me, it struck as a reminder of the world conditions and how critical it is on the part I play and what I can do.

We’re all connected and if we can send out the energy of love, collectively, I can’t help but think it will matter and touch those that need it the most. Here is John’s post: 



Pray for peace

A Poem by Coyote Poetry

" I’m tired of violence and war. "

“Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace

You may say that I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one”
John Lennon, Imagine
Pray for Peace

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
Martin Luther King Jr.

“An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.”
Mahatma Gandhi

“Let the first act of every morning be to make the following resolve for the day:
– I shall not fear anyone on Earth.
– I shall fear only God.
– I shall not bear ill will toward anyone.
– I shall not submit to injustice from anyone.
– I shall conquer untruth by truth. And in resisting untruth, I shall put up with all suffering.”
Mahatma Gandhi

“Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.”
Albert Einstein

“Dad, how do soldiers killing each other solve the world’s problems?”
Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes: Sunday Pages 1985-1995

I once walked on soft grass with great men. Old battlefields in Europe. 20,000 men graves.
Once proud Soldiers. They were fighting the last war.  How did we honor them?
Soldiers don’t want their children to fight and die like them. They want their children to know a peaceful world.
Please pray for peace. Don’t raise your fist. Open you arms and embrace love and kindness.
War is fair. Kill without thoughts or concern. Peace is hard. We must forgive and stop the killing.
Please pray for peace. Make the leaders know. Every life is worthwhile.
Coyote/John Castellenas


Pat from the ‘ol kitchen table


    • I know, Joanne. It seems that way that peace is hard to come by when you look around. I guess where it starts is within us and in our relationships and our homes. Thank you.

    • For sure, Susan – prayer on many fronts. Thank you. I hope it helps to remind us what we need and where we’re at right now in our hearts. Hugs, my friend. xxoo

  1. WOW PAT! I really enjoyed the song, it’s very beautiful and made me shivering… And to be honest, even the singer is gorgeous in her lovely velvet boots and the way she was dressed in the video is the kind of clothing type I love wearing during winter when I travel overseas 🙂

    When I saw her video it reminded me of a few interesting videos I would like to share with you and which maybe you know very well too:

    1) Love Shine a Light (Katrina and the Waves):

    2) Cry (Michael Jackson):

    3) This one was my biggest crush and I am sure it will fit with “Pray for Peace”:

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