What brings peace into your life?

‘Peace on Earth’ is a saying you might hear often during the holiday season. This weekend’s word leading into the heart of Christmastime is peace – what does it mean to you?


  1. freedom from disturbance; quiet and tranquility
  2. freedom from or the cessation of war or violence

People often wish for peace in different aspects of their life. Peace with their family, peace at their job, peace for their city and even peace on earth. We all want peace.

Peace starts within you. Without your inner peace, outer peace is impossible.

When children first start with our program, they often do not understand peace. Their former environmental surroundings were not a peaceful place. Some were found begging on the streets, wondering where the next meal will come from, if at all. Some had to decide where they would sleep at night. Some were abused and prostituted. Many of their lives lack the safety, security, and stability that provide most people peace. Yet, you can see the happiness and hope in their eyes for a brighter future.

It brings my heart a world of peace and much joy to offer less fortunate children stability to allow them the opportunity to act like children and experience a ‘peace of mind.’ Spending time with my family and Hope for Hearts supporters brings me peace.

A large part of my life path has been growing a peaceful existence; one that allows me to make a difference in the world, paving a path to better the lives of children brings me the utmost amount of peace.

With all of the conflict in the world, we need to bring more peace into our lives, no matter how large or small. This holiday season I wish you and your loved ones’ endless peace and happiness.

Peace on earth,
Cristen Lyn