Peace and Beauty – 12 Days of Community

Peace – Beauty
At first, I found it odd, but now it makes sense to me. I’ve found that if I’m missing either peace or beauty in my life, I’m probably missing both. And if I look for one, I usually find both. They seem to live close together.
 View from a bench at French Creek State Park –
a favorite place of peace and beauty for me.
There’s many places I find peace and beauty if I am intentional. Outdoors in creation is my first choice – trees, plants, water, along with the moon and stars.  There’s beauty/peace in words, art, music and delicious food. 
It helps to be intentional as I go through life, taking deep breaths and allowing myself time to think about what my five senses are absorbing. (I figure there is a reason I’ve been created with five senses and I try not to waste any of them)  And whether I see the beauty of the moment first or peace comes over me first – the other soon follows. 
Peace and beautyI need both to be fully alive and thankfully I usually find them together.

Recently I found both in a new place – online at 
Just … a Moment a blog by S. Etole.

S. Etole combines words with beautiful photos and whenever I visit her site, I come away breathing lighter. Thank you S. Etole – for the way you brighten my world with peace and beauty. 
Celebrating Just … a Moment today in the 12 days of Christmas Community hosted by High Calling Blog.
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7 thoughts on “Peace and Beauty – 12 Days of Community”

  1. Janet, thank you for following my blog and twitter! I look forward to getting to know you better. I have read some of your blog posts, and will do more catching up later, but I wanted to pause and say how inspiring your honesty is. I look forward to getting to know you better.

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