Abigaël, aged 12

“Our work for peace must begin within the private world of each one of us. To build a world without fear, we must be without fear. To build a world of justice, we must be just”. – Dag Hammarskjöld 

When you wake up in the morning and go to bed at night,
Peace is there.

When you go to work or buy new shoes,
Peace is there.

When you forget where you put your keys or eat ice cream,
Peace is there.

Peace is always with you.
Peace lives within you.

It is not a complex language,
It is simple.

It is not a tortuous math formula,
It is simple.

Peace is always with you.
Peace lives within you.

War is not the answer,
Peace is.

Jealousy is not the answer,
Peace is.

Guilt us not the answer,
Peace is.

Spite is not the answer,
Peace is.

When peace knocks on the door of your soul, mind and heart,
Let it in.

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