Monday, April 29, 2013

Messages from Children

"No more hurting people.  Peace."  This is the message that we should remember from Martin Richard, the youngest life lost in the Boston Marathon tragedy on April 15, 2013. 

For Our World
by Mattie Stepanek, September 11, 2001

We need to stop.
Just stop.
Stop for a moment...
Before anybody
Says or does anything
That may hurt anyone else.
We need to be silent.
Just silent.
Silent for a moment...
Before we forever lose
The blessing of songss
That grow in our hearts...

These beautiful souls left us with beautiful messages.  May we all stop for a moment and consider what truly matters each and every day.  May we heal our past hurts so that we will not hurt another because of the pain we feel.  May we grow in love and not fear.  May we find peace within and share it with others.

Peace be with you,

Kathleen O'Malley
Author, Messages from Children and What They Can Teach Grown-Ups (Balboa Press, 2013)

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