Let’s Paint the World with Peace and Joy

aadi and crocus

Carol A. Hand

Someday I’ll tell you a story
But I don’t know how to start
Should I lead with my intellect
Or speak from my heart?

Will you see me as arrogant
Or understand I’m shy
That I’m just a little different
And I really don’t know why?

I’m more comfortable in nature
Singing with brooks and talking to trees
Speaking with people
Never puts me at ease.

But I’m here for a purpose
And I know that you are too
To learn to live in peace with others
That’s what I try to do.

I wish I could say it’s simple
But that ideal’s so hard to reach
It takes suffering and discipline
To have something meaningful to teach.

It takes listening deeply to others
And caring about what they say
It takes listening to our hearts and dreams
And being present now, each and every day.

Please be patient as I struggle
To find the right words to share
To let you know you’re special,
To let you know I care.

Let’s paint this world together
In colors bold and bright
In colors of hope and kindness
In colors of peace and light.

(Inspired by The Painting (le tableau, Director – Jean-Francois Laguionie)

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23 thoughts on “Let’s Paint the World with Peace and Joy”

  1. “It takes listening deeply to others
    And caring about what they say
    It takes listening to our hearts and dreams
    And being present now, each and every day.”

    Really lovely words, Carol, and the above is so very true. So many people don’t really truly listen to others to be present in the moment of the dialogue. I’m the first to say I’m guilty at times of this. Thank you, for the reminder to listen/understand when conversing or what is the point of being there. Blessings to you, dear Carol, as you continue to inspire others~

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    1. Dear Barbara, thank you so much for your kind words and for sharing such important insights. The beauty and wisdom you see in others can only be seen and understood when it’s what you already carry inside. And you do carry it inside and share it in your work and actions 🙂

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