By Bertha Fontaine
Blessed are the peacemakers, for
they shall be called children of God.
(Matthew, The Bible)
One day during my annual vacation down south, I sat on the shore, admiring the ocean. I noted how everything in nature around me seemed to function in total harmony. The palm trees swayed in the soft breeze, while ocean waves ebbed and flowed rhythmically. The sun’s warm rays embraced everything and everyone on the beach.
I became aware that peace is present when all elements are working together. Nature perfectly projected peace into my life, here in paradise, when I allowed the peaceful surroundings to become part of me. I felt the peacefulness of nature penetrate every cell of my being, holistically—felt the peace engulf me, physically, mentally, and spiritually.
I want to remember to recapture this peace with my family and in my workplace when I return home.
I am blessed by peace.
© Bertha Fontaine 2016
Bless was originally published in “Creative Journey Five Minute Meditations for Transformation” Published by Heartspace Writing School.
Biography –Bertha Fontaine
Bertha Fontaine is currently a manager and counsellor at an addiction treatment centre in Winnipeg, Canada. She attended a Transformative WritingTM program at Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) and other writing classes led by Joanne Klassen. This helped Bertha realize the healing power of writing. Bertha loves being with family, especially her two sons, daughter-in-law, and four grandchildren. She believes and practices the Ojibway and Cree traditional ways of her ancestors.