Here's the thing. I ordered this poster from an artist in the Czech Republic! Isn't the world a small place? This is the picture from her shop--I don't have that awesome catherineholm orange coffee pot or that retro clock. But I just love the happy colors of my new poster that has come from around the world.
In the last week I have been getting to know a friend who has linked to Really Random Thursday. I love her funny and witty writing. It made me want to get to know the person whose writing I was so enjoying. Little did I know she would change my world in a small but significant way. My friend, Elisheva, is from Israel. Israel! So what started as a little conversation on my end of "Hey, thanks for linking up. I love your writing...." then turned into "Is it hard to get fabric in Israel?" which then turned to a request on her part for prayer for peace, not just world peace, but to make changes in my own life.
On this day of Thanksgiving here in the US, I encourage you to read Elisheva's current blog post. Give thanks for friends and family. But if you live in a place where you do not listen to planes flying overhead and sounds of bombing, give thanks for the peace of quiet.
Elisheva has a list of ideas. She ends by saying, "Cultivate peace.Put it front and centre." I confess that peace isn't always something I actively think about. I want to change that.
Picture from Pomegranate QuiltsHappy Thanksgiving to all I hold close to my heart.
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