"Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love."
--Francis of Assisi
We have entered this new year with a preponderance of violence.
How can children be expected to grow up surrounded with kindness, love, and peace when daily newscasts are filled with the ugliness of violence? It is OK to turn off the TV and not watch the news. I certainly do it. It is OK to light candles and create a loving home space where the art of conversation can be enjoyed and shared with children.
If we fail to create the world in which we want our children to be raised, then we have no one to blame but ourselves if the cycle of violence continues to the next generation. Raising kind and loving children is key to raising healthy children who will love themselves and care for the planet which we all call home. Sow what you want to grow. I choose to sow seeds of love.
With love and kindness,
Nancy Heinrich, MPH
Founder and Wellness Architect