I believe most of us aspire to be good people, to do good things, great things! And we aspire to live in a world of peace!
When the first representatives of the human race from the planet Earth landed on the moon, they made us proud. They did not arrive with a spirit of conquest. Instead, American astronaut Neil Armstrong humbly called this historic moment a “… small step for man…”. The heroic people of our space program displayed their true human spirit, a spirit of peace, when they prepared the plaque that the crew of Apollo 11 left behind on the moon, perhaps for some future explorer to find. The inscription on the plaque reads:
“Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the moon July 1969, A.D. We came in peace for all mankind.”
Sometimes life is hard. Part of being human is to suffer, there is no way around that. We all have our hurts… physical, emotional, and spiritual. I carry some of my old hurts with me even as I acquire new ones, that’s just the way it is.
So today I am grateful for those times in between… the good times! Just as we have our share of suffering, we are also blessed with times of joy and peace! We carry those with us, too! I will try to always remember the good old times… while looking forward to the good new times!
I sincerely hope you are participating in this year’s BlogBlast for Peace. It is the brainchild of the infamous Mimi Lenox at Mimi Writes. If peace is important to you, please consider speaking out with us. One day, one voice, thousands of bloggers from dozens of countries. You will be glad you did when you see and read the contributions from all over the world!