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Quote – Sanctuary of Love, Joy & Peace  
Started by eKIM
17 Apr 2014, 2:06 PM

“When I was 5 years old my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life.  When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up.  I wrote down ‘happy’.  They told me that I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them that they didn’t understand life.”  - John Lennon


I agree with John Lennon’s wise mother.  “Happiness is the key to life.”  Furthermore, I realize that I am the only one who is responsible for my own happiness.  No one else can or should be allowed to have that responsibility.


In those times when succumb to a negative mood, my world tilts from its axis and I need to re-balance, I re-centre myself within a sanctuary of love, peace and joy.  


For me, that centre is my family.  This is where I re-charge by plugging in to the love from my family.


Not only does this help me break out of a negative mood, but it allows me to share love, joy and peace with others.


What is your sanctuary?  How are you most able to break out of a negative emotion and re-centre yourself?  Please leave a comment. ~ eKim

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Reply by KathCull_admin
19 Apr 2014, 1:44 AM


A thought provoking question…. thank you for raising it. I have more than one answer! 

When worries plague me – walking our dog clears my head – my sanctuary. When I need help settling for the night – my pyjamas and a good book are the best sanctuary.  When I‘ve had a long day and feel the need of sanctuary – like you - it’s my husband, daughter and home.  

Good night eKIM

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Reply by grammakim04
20 Apr 2014, 6:13 PM

What a lovely post.  For me, there is a verse from the Bible that gives me comfort that was also used in our marriage vows "The Greatest of these is Love."  How lucky we are to be loved.

I have been blessed in my life with 4 wonderful grandchildren, 3 girls and 1 boy ages 10 9 8 7, unfortunately they all live out of province, but there is Skype.  So I get on skype and see their beautiful smiles and they get me thru the tough times.

I am also a quilter and do many quilts for charity, it is my passion.  I've been quilting for over 20 yrs now and have lost count of how many quilts I've made but know many have recd my "hugs".
It seems everytime I've finished a "hug", I will hear from someone who knows of someone that needs it.  Right now I am so glad I have my quilting, I can get lost in it and it keeps me going.

Happy Easter to all and pls hug your loved ones.

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Reply by KathCull_admin
24 May 2014, 1:51 PM

Your  thread came to mind this week eKIM. I was talking with a friend about her experience taking her husband for cancer treatment. He would go to a separate area to have the treatment and she would be left alone in the waiting room for 10-15 minutes. During that time she would be offered tea or coffee and a cookie.  

She said strange though it might seem, those few minutes were "my sanctuary". No phone, television, no one wanting or needing her attention. Quiet and peace. 

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