People want peace

There it was, in the middle of a writing exercise where the mentor said “number a page from 1 to 25 and write 25 sentences as fast as you can, beginning with the words “I wish …”

In the middle of things like “I wish I exercised more” and “I wish I would finish my novels” and such, there it was:

I wish people didn’t hate so much.

It seems we are so quick to anger, so quick to take offense, so quick to find fault and even evil in other people, so quick to hate.

So here is my plea for peace, here in the quiet of Monday morning when the only sounds are the clocks ticking, the drip of the coffee maker, the refrigerator’s humming, a cat’s hungry grumble, and oh, I guess I’m breathing softly.

Here, Monday morning, before any of us have a chance to lose our tempers, I’m just asking you to remember:

People want peace.

Don’t they?

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