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Beatitudes for the 21st Century

Updated on December 17, 2015
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Seafarer Mama/Karen is an activist who cares deeply about social, economic and environmental justice.

Blessings to you who love enough to take risks

Blessed are the parents who play with their children, for they shall know harmony and joy.

Blessed are those who respect the ideas of children and nurture their dreams, for they shall enjoy the peace and comfort afforded by the inventiveness of young minds.

Blessed are those whose words build up the confidence of their fellow humans, for they shall know success in their endeavors.

Blessed are the generous, for they shall know the comfort of deep and lasting friendships.

Blessed are they who grow their own food and share their harvest with their neighbors in need, for they shall be fed.

Blessed are the compassionate, for they shall be granted compassion in their time of need.

Blessed are they who forgive, for they shall know peace.

Rainbows to you who love the earth and each other!


Blessed are you who walk gently upon the Earth

Blessed are those who take time to enjoy nature with respect and wonder, for they are co-creators of a hopeful future for our planet and shall enjoy the earth's rebirth.

Blessed are those who observe and learn from other humans and other species, for they shall grow in Wisdom and Grace.

Blessed are those who show kindness to all species, for they shall be called children of the earth.

Blessed are those who plant trees, for they shall drink deeply of fresh air and water.

Blessed are those who save parkland from development, for they shall be known as friends of the earth and all her creatures.

Blessed are the Peacemakers

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall heal the earth and leave our planet a better place to live for future generations.

Blessed are those who think for themselves and live each day mindfully, for they shall enjoy true freedom.

Blessed are those who take risks and are true to their visions, for their lives shall be rich and rewarding.

Blessed are those who dare to swim upstream, to be different in a way that inspires others to embrace positive change, for they are the trailblazers and pioneers required to heal the earth.

Blessed are those who melt weapons and all other machines of strife and transform them into solar panels and windmills. They shall be known as earth's healers.

Promote Peace to Heal Earth

Making Peace with the Earth
Making Peace with the Earth

Extending our energy and resources toward peace and sustainability, we have the capacity to work together to heal Earth.


© 2011 Karen A Szklany


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      Karen A Szklany 6 years ago from New England

      Thank you so much, Phil. :0) Yes, as parents, our hearts tend to warm to things that involve the future of our world as we are creating it for our children.

      Thanks for the voting. !:0)

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      Phil Plasma 6 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Awesome job at putting these together. The ones involving the children I find are the best ones. Voted up and awesome.

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      Karen A Szklany 6 years ago from New England

      Movie Master and Qudsia - Thank you for stopping by, reading, and leaving such lovely comments. :0) Glad these thoughts touched you in a positive way.

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      QudsiaP1 6 years ago

      This was absolutely delightful and wonderful SM. Keep it up. :)

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Beautiful and inspirational thank you for sharing.

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      Karen A Szklany 6 years ago from New England

      Thank you, NMLady. :0). Glad you enjoyed reading. :0)

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      NMLady 6 years ago from New Mexico & Arizona


      simply beautiful