Joan has written a heartfelt poem mirroring most mother’s feelings and goals when it comes to her children.

Family ,Parenting and beyond

2000px-dove_peace-svgBe the peace that you seek – Fil Tribble

The sun rises,
with it raise my hopes,
that, my children, will be better,
better than yesterday.

But when I look back,
I worry,
for I have given them nothing to look to,
nothing for them to mirror,
nothing to emulate.

I make a commitment,
to myself and to them,
that I will practice,
the love I desire them to show,
the peace I desire to flow out of them,
the patience I desire them to have for others.

I choose to give them a piece,
they will proudly carry around,
and share with the world

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All New Writer’s Quote Challenge/4 – Peace

A lovely post from Elsie about finding peace in the everyday.

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#All New Writer’s Quote Challenge/4 – Peace

The Writer’s Quote Challenge is a weekly event. Each Thursday, the hostess(es) Bernadette & Jacqueline will post a weekly prompt.

Either make up your own sayings or use a quote from a famous author that you find gives you inspiration and post it on Jacqueline’s blog.

Jacqueline Quote for the week

Be the peace that you seek – Fil Tribble

For the peace that I seek, I came across this quote which asked questions which may help me to have inner peace.

Did I offer peace today?

Did I bring a smile to someone’s face?

Did I say words of healing?

Did I let go of my anger and resentment?

Did I forgive?

Did I love?

These are the real questions. I must trust that the little bit of love that I sow now will bear many fruits, here in this world and…

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Peace by Piece


Words for Life

Finding peace in tumultuous times

Starts from within.

Like a beacon in the night

The carrier must shine bright,

Radiating all the good in the world

With each smile, each word, each intention.

We are our best selves

When we’re at peace.

And only then are we positioned

To share it with others,

Peace by piece.

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The Writer’s Quote Challenge


Stevie Turner, Indie Author.

Thanks to Jacqueline at A Cooking Pot and  Twisted Tales for this week’s prompt , which is the simple quote of peace below.  We all want peace in our lives, but how much peace do we contribute to others in our own little ways?


If we are not at peace with ourselves first, then how can we extend that peacefulness to others?  The answer is easy; we cannot. In my humble opinion, the way to be at peace with ourselves is to LIVE TRUE TO YOURSELF, AND HAVE A CLEAR CONSCIENCE.

Below I’ve found some quotes by famous people which I think fit in with this week’s challenge:

  • ‘You cannot find peace by avoiding life.’ Virginia Woolf.
  • ‘Peace comes from within.  Do not seek it without.’  Gautama Buddha.
  • ‘Peace begins with a smile.’  Mother Teresa.
  • ‘Until he extends the circle of his…

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Life is a slippery slope

so they say.

The nearer your destination

they more you slip slide away.

(Apologies to Paul Simon)


This post is written to a photo prompt.  The above prompt can be found at: Thursday photo prompt – Cracked Ice – #writephoto, at



Annika has shared with us the story of Helena Markson who really rocks!

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Every week I look forward to Friday morning and a treat in the form of Bernadette’s regular ‘Feminist Friday’ posts on her blog  The women featured, both famous and not so famous, are aways inspiring and fascinating. Recently I heard the story of one British woman who was a trailblazer in the world of printmaking and I want to share her life, her work with you.

helenaArtist and printmaker Helena Markson is a person whose name and fame should have spread far beyond her field of expertise. Born in London in 1934, she studied at Salisbury School of Art and then at Central School of Art before becoming a successful professional printmaker. Initially she co-directed a Fine Art Printmaking workshop, soon after she set up an etching studio in London before teaching at Chelsea College of Art and St. Martin’s School of Art in London. During…

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“I want to do something splendid…something heroic or wonderful that won’t be forgotten after I’m dead. I don’t know what, but I’m on the watch for it and mean to astonish you all someday.”
― Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

I remember reading those words when I was a young girl and holding Little Women to my heart.  At last I thought there is someone like me who wants to be independent and write and conquer the world and won’t be told that a “girl” can’t do it.

It was the anniversary of Louisa May Alcott’s birth on November 29.  Here is her story.

My book came out; and people began to think that
topsy-turvy Louisa would amount to something after all …

-Louisa May Alcott, 1855

Louisa May Alcott was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania on November 29, 1832. She and her three sisters, Anna, Elizabeth, and May, were educated by their father, philosopher/ teacher Bronson Alcott, and raised on the practical Christianity of their mother, Abigail May.

Louisa spent her childhood in Boston and in Concord, Massachusetts, where her days were enlightened by visits to Ralph Waldo Emerson’s library, excursions into nature with Henry David Thoreau, and theatricals in the barn at “Hillside” (now Hawthorne’s “Wayside”).

Like her character, “Jo March” in Little Women, young Louisa was a tomboy. “No boy could be my friend till I had beaten him in a race,” she claimed, “and no girl if she refused to climb trees, leap fences …”

For Louisa, writing was an early passion. She had a rich imagination and often her stories became melodramas that she and her sisters would act out for friends. Louisa preferred to play the “lurid” parts in these plays –“the villains, ghosts, bandits, and disdainful queens.”

At age 15, troubled by the poverty that plagued her family, she vowed: “I will do something by and by. Don’t care what, teach, sew, act, write, anything to help the family; and I’ll be rich and famous and happy before I die, see if I won’t!”

Confronting a society that offered little opportunity to women seeking employment, Louisa determined, “… I will make a battering-ram of my head and make my way through this rough and tumble world.” Whether as a teacher, seamstress, governess, or household servant, for many years Louisa did any work she could find.

Louisa’s career as an author began with poetry and short stories that appeared in popular magazines. In 1854, when she was 22, her first book Flower Fables was published. A milestone along her literary path was Hospital Sketches (1863), based on the letters she had written home from her post as a nurse in Washington, DC during the Civil War.

When Louisa was 35 years old, her publisher in Boston, Thomas Niles, asked her to write “a book for girls.” Little Women was written at Orchard House from May to July 1868. The novel is based on Louisa and her sisters’ coming of age and is set in Civil War New England. “Jo March” was the first American juvenile heroine to act from her own individuality –a living, breathing person rather than the idealized stereotype then prevalent in children’s fiction.

In all, Louisa published over 30 books and collections of stories. She died on March 6, 1888, only two days after her father, and is buried in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Concord.



Thanks for taking the time to read and if you have a story about a remarkable woman you would like to share, please feel free to leave your site information in the comments section.


Information obtained from the Louisa May Alcott Memorial Association


This week is Jacqueline’s week and she has chosen:

Be the peace that you seek – Fil Tribble


Bernadette at

Jacqueline at

Jacqueline and I invite you to join in on our blogging event called The Writer’s Quote Challenge. We have decided to pick up the baton that Colleen and Ronovan have handed off.

We are continuing the same format and here that is: there are no rules to follow. Either make up your own sayings  or use a quote from a famous author that you find gives you inspiration.

Each Thursday, we will post the prompt and all you have to do is participate!

On your own blog post do a pingback to this post and make sure to “like” or “comment” on everyone else’s post. A pingback is when you embed (or copy) the URL of my weekly prompt into your own blog post.

Make sure to check our weekly prompt to see if your entry is there. You can copy URL of your blog post and include it in the comments section of my original weekly prompt if that works better for you.

Copy the badge above and include it on your own post. Tag your post on your own blog as “The Writer’s Quote Challenge,” so we can find the posts in the reader.

Jacqueline and I are looking for more hosts to join in the fun.  So if you would like to pick up the challenge of hosting, just let one of us know.


Go in peace amidst the

cacophony of life.

 Remember that peace

can be found in silence.

Without surrendering my principals

 be on good terms with all people.

Listen to other people

they too have their stories.



I can’t wait to read your posts,




Prompt – All New Writers’ Quote Challenge

It is Jacqueline’s week and she has posted her quote and it is a very timely one. Enjoy! I can’t wait to read your posts.

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For this week’s prompt, I choose this simple quote of peace below.

We all want peace in our lives, but how much peace do we contribute to others in our own little ways?

Be the peace that you seek – Fil Tribble

Please check these links for individual posts on last week’s prompt.

Ramblings of a writer

Brew N Spew

The Black Wall Blog

Stevie Turner


Haddons Musings

Here’s my contribution to the quote above

The entirety of mankind

is one Nation under the blue sky.

For the stars do not know us as different,

they count us as one.

The peace we deny each other,

is the trouble that we stoke for ourselves.

For you to have peace indeed,

you must offer the same to your neighbour.

When you remember that you are one,

the journey to find peace is far easier.

I am your other self.


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