Posts Tagged ‘ peace ’

PURSUING PEACE, A SENIOR’S DESIRE

Sep 9th, 2013 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

When one has reached the post 70 years, finding that so much is happening in the world over which there seems to be little one can do to change the face of things, pursuing peace is a well considered option.

Excuse the long paragraph, but getting at almost anything these days takes considered clarification. Pursuing peace is no small undertaking, even if it involves only you and your immediate circumstances.

Living in a community of mostly retired folk, I have found that almost everyone I encounter has a whole series of desires worth uncovering. The difficulty is getting past the complaints and negative influences that surface



EXPERIENCING THE CALM OF AN EARLY MORNING

Nov 8th, 2011 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Doe, a deer, a female deer, and two of her family casually saunter among the acorns in our side yard. Mother and one of her offspring gently tease each other as they continue their search. It is a scene bathed in early morning sunlight, as the long winter shadows alternately shade and hide them. A squirrel frolics among their long legs, competing for the same acorns they seek. The sunlight acts as if it is a strobe flood light picking out now and again the deer as they cross from shadow to light.

This is the morning’s gift. It is worthy of pause and hesitation to simply sit, enjoying what nature has wrought right at our doorstep. There is no hunter to invade or interrupt this pastoral scene. There are no hawks to threaten the tiny squirrel. There is only the presence of those going about their morning rituals.