This is not a fairy tale. This is a true story of a person we will call Bill, who came to know and be mentored by two other individuals, Bob and Jim. Jim came into Bill’s life first and had so much knowledge to share and was very willing to do so. Bill would make mistakes – in fact on a fairly regular basis, but Jim was always there to help out and to show Bill the way. In fact despite the fact that Bill wondered if he would ever be as good as Jim he was very happy to have someone around to show him where he was going wrong. Later in Bills life he had another mentor. His name was Bob.
In my study of peace there is a young man that has stood out in his ability to put into words very simply, life lessons that takes many of us years to understand. His name is Mattie Stepanek. Now while he is no longer here with us today, his words and spirit is still having an affect on all who read his poetry. In a new piece of work that I am using to learn peace, Mattie is noted as a peacemaker.
Next week I will be posting about his life. In the mean time enjoy this poem he wrote that I believe describes how I am trying to live my life. To see this new site please go to the Learn Peace website.
Facing the Future
Every journey begins
With but a small step.
And every day is a chance
For a new, small step
In the right direction.
Just follow your Heartsong.
by Mattie Stepanek
From the book HOPE THROUGH HEARTSONGS