This day of Remembrance should be a daily practice. This day to honour and remember those who walked the earth before us and fought for our freedom and those that right in this very moment are also fighting for peace should be a reminder on how we show up daily. To show up peacefully in all we do, to behave in a way that creates peace for those around us and to treat ourselves with peace.
As I walked away from the school assembly yesterday I felt a huge responsibility. A responsibility to these hundreds of children that are singing and dancing and asking for peace. All children want and all children should have peace, freedom and love. We are born knowing and needing this and somewhere along the way it can get lost. It is up to us as adults to live in a way that helps these children to continue to strive for peace, to see the good first and to honour the lives that have been lost or forever changed because of conflict.
It is a daily practice. It is moving, breathing and talking in a way that would make past, present and future peace keepers proud. It is our responsibility to take what we have been given and treat it with respect, knowing it is a gift.
May we all have freedom, may we all have peace and may we all have love.