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A New Years message below for you to ponder...

I wanted to share this with you. On New Years Eve 2013, I went to a private singles dance party with a girlfriend. She decided to leave at 11:30 pm and I found myself alone at midnight. I did meet a nice guy, but he also left early. I had a choice to either try to drive home by midnight and spend the New Year with my dog or stay put. After vacillating too long I decided to embrace the moments ahead. I gave a noise maker to two people standing around me. I felt a panicked feeling as the end of 2013 was here and the New Year arrived. I didn't want to be in a dance hall alone, even though there were hundreds of people all around me. The place was packed and when the finals moments arrived to ring in the New Year and say good by to 2013 I embraced the woman near me and we wished each other a Happy New Year. I took in the merriment all around me, some people embraced, others kissed, and others stood alone. I didn't want to start the year standing alone so I decided to circle the room and hug each person and wish them a Happy New Year. I hugged, young, old, black, white, big, small, everyone I passed by. I was greeted with warm smiles, hugs back, a dance or two, light conversation and the warmest feeling of love. Some people stood by lonely and when I embraced them we were able to share the moment of merriment and not feel so alone. Some were taken aback and others received my hugs with warm reciprocation and one or two were looking to see if I had an ulterior motive. For the most part I was received with warm feelings of connection and love. After 25 minutes of this amazing giving/receiving from total strangers, I went to the coat room. A man who was with someone came over to me and commented, "You really made people feel good tonight and the whole room was so happy." I smiled and handed him my business card of "The Third Road" and thanked him. I told him he might embrace the book and if not to pass it on to someone else. 

I got in my car and felt an enormous amount of love in my heart and realized that Norman Vincent Peale was right when he said, "Change your thoughts and you change your world." And lessons emerged that I share with you. One is that, I have the power to feel all the love I want, and I can share that with others, and in doing so, it comes right back to me. The capacity to love is very wide and strong and cannot be stopped by traditional standards or our own egos. Love comes in all shapes and sizes and is not predicated by romance. It is predicated by our connection to each other, in whatever way that is, whether it is family, friends, romance, colleagues or total strangers.

Wishing you a New Year filled with much peace, joy and love.

Rachel Devine

WELCOME to this peaceful sanctuary where you will be able to relax and connect with nature, poetry, prayers and the peace within you. I created this free website for YOU in order to help you find PEACE in your life. The helpful links can guide you to hope and the famous quotations are inspiring.

Sit back, enjoy, refresh, renew, and feel the love that surrounds you. This is your time for peace and quiet, to dream, meditate, pray and be filled with joy. This is your time to find your inner dreams.


Serenity isn't freedom from the storm; it is peace within the storm

The beginning of peace starts with a smile~ Mother Teresa

Peace of mind, serenity, and calmness are descriptions of a disposition free from the effects of stress.

My book, The Third Road, will help you find more peace in your life. Journey with me on a road of discovery and find your purpose in life. All the peace and love you desire is waiting for you, as you travel on the Third Road where you will discover the power within, that will bring you true happiness.


Do you need Me?
I am there.

You cannot see Me, yet I am the light you see by.
You cannot hear Me, yet I speak through your voice.

You cannot feel Me, yet I am the power at work in your hands. I am at work, though you do not understand My ways.

I am at work,though you do not recognize My works.I am not strange visions, I am not mysteries.

Only in absolute stillness, beyound self, can you know Me as I am, and then but as a feeling and a faith.

Yet I am there. yet I hear. Yet I answer.

When you need me, I am there.

Even if you deny Me, I am there. Even when you feel most alone, I am there. Even in your fears, I am there.

Even in your pain, I am there.

I am there when you pray and when you do not pray.

I am in you and you are in Me.

I am the law on which the movement of the stars and the growth of living cells are founded. I am the love that is the law's fulfilling.

I am assurance. I am peace. I am openness.

I am the law that you can live by.

I am the love that you can cling to.

I am your assurance. I am your peace. I am with you.

Beloved I am there.

By James Dillet Freeman
A Poem for Survivors
In the landscape of the world there are multicolor facets of individual lives that touch each other in unexpected ways.

Do I dare reach out to another in an attempt to support, or close my eyes and wander to an unspecified agenda?

Something beckons me to the call of the forgotten; to those who have no voice or face.
Hence, I forge ahead, with deep emotions, abiding feelings, loving thoughts of survival, reaching my hand out to those that have no hope.

Will my hope increase their hope, as well as my own?
Who sent this faceless person to me? Is it for my sake or theirs?

Destiny beckons and I see through the worlds shadowy glass to the clear reality of the meaning of our encounter.

It is as it should be.

Pre-planned by a cosmic wave of energy that circulates the sky, invisible, yet very much felt.

Then, suddenly as if by chance, but actually by an organized force, we connect and your pain becomes mine, unable to separate ourselves, since we are one in the same with our Creator.

We are now dancing in a movement of the cosmic sea, whirling to the waves of emotions, as we try to touch upon a mutual understanding of trust and survival.

Then the most amazing thing erupts. The unseen solution emerges, as if from a tiny speck of thought, and we find the one thing that we were both looking for, which by name is hope.
Peace and love,
Written by Rachel Devine (all rights reserved)
If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster. Isaac Asimov

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