Where is the Peace?

Hannah - Alma, Arkansas
Entered on May 12, 2009
Age Group: Under 18
Themes: peace

I am a Senior High Cheerleader. My mother is a teacher, and my sister is on the dance team at her college. My father is a busy land-surveyor at an engineering firm. I have a lot of expectations and a lot of standards to meet. With these constant demands I feel I hardly ever get a peaceful relaxing minute. I think a lot of us think peace on Earth is out of the question. But, as I take a step back, and think about things more carefully. I believe there is peace on Earth.

When I was younger my Granny would take my sister and I for walks. As much as we hated being dragged out into the sun, we always ended up enjoying ourselves. Not to far from my Granny’s house was a small pond. We would go out and try to find those ever so perfect skipping stones. As we would toss them into the pond and listen to the sounds of Mother Nature, we would point out turtles when their heads poked out of the water. After our adventurous walk, we would take our long Jacuzi baths in my Granny’s huge tub. My Granny would make us feel like princesses. She would paint our nails and let us use her 80’s make-up. Although she had no girls, and she has short hair herself, she would attempt to fix our long, tangled hair on the porch while the summer air dried our polished nails. This to me, is Peace on Earth.

With all the complicating issues in the world and the small problems we face on a daily basis, we all find it a struggle to have at least a moment of silence. Peace isn’t something you can buy or go to a place and get. To find peace is sometimes a challenge, but if you really take a step back and evaluate the moments you love, peace is defiantly in the air I believe that when the troubles of the World are forgotten and your worries are tossed out the window, that you will achieve a state of peace. Because I believe there is Peace on Earth.