Even though I "cultivate my own garden" it's difficult not to be touched by the dreadful things happening in the world. Benazir Bhutto, murdered (along with 22 innocent people in the crowd) because someone doesn't like her or her politics. We can pray, yes, but we can also lead our lives in a more positive way, because I do believe that it makes a difference. Enough drops in the ocean can create a second ocean.
I cultivate my garden by giving my spirit as much attention as I do my physical self, my surroundings. I give thanks for my blessings at the end of the day. My blessings are really invisible: the ability to work and put food on my table, a roof over my head. The love, affection and friendship of my family and friends. The shining example of people giving from themselves without expecting to get anything back, like my friend Tracy who collects shoes for the shoeless. Those who fill their needs from inside themselves and who have taught me to do the same.
Peace on Earth has never meant more than now.