When the 5 gift boxes appeared in the trunk of the car dream, “Harmony” was a word I seldom used except in musical terms. During the last 40 years I’ve glided into a use of this word to describe delightfully peaceful situations with an ongoing basis. Learning to create harmony in many situations has made my life worth living.
Building harmony in a family where each member thrives and doesn’t encroach on anybody is often a challenge. And it is worth the efforts taken to bring the blush of harmonious functioning to a group.
Creating and sowing harmony can be simple. Here is an example in my life: It is most often peaceful and sometimes rollicking when my daughter and I cook together YET it is always harmonious in the kitchen. We both know where all the ingredients are and there are only two small workstations one large step apart. So as we prepare food, we slide and glide for and with each other to harmoniously create some yummy meals. Our arms are creating a dance in the air as requested ingredients seem to fly from the cupboards and the refrigerator to the intended chef.
For me sowing seeds of harmony is more than just “bringing peace” to one event at one time. It is learning and being able to create a spirit of harmony that brings deep comfort to the participants of a group whether it is family, a group of friends, a team, the workplace, a neighborhood, or the community. And hopefully:
May we sow seeds of harmony that spread to the country and to the world. Amen.