12 Reflective Days of Christmas – Day 9

On the ninth day of Christmas my true love gave to me … nine signs of peace

Whether in Ukraine, or in the dispute between unions and the government, or the numerous other conflicts around the world at the moment, peace within our species seems an awful long way away. So we need to continually be on the lookout for signs of peace, positive cooperation or of reconciliation. Positive News, for example, is a good place to look: far more uplifting than most news outlets or social media.

In fact, maybe one sign of peace could be that mainstream media seems, for reasons best known to itself concentrate on negative news. We know this because if we do go for a period without watching the news or reading a conventional newspaper, we tend to feel less dragged down by negative news, don’t we! There is a choice to be made between observing and responding to signs of peace or focusing on what The Media seems to want to feed us… so let us share with each other signs of peace: even an appreciative smile can go a long way, for example.

Follow me for the next verse, tomorrow.

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