A few months ago I signed up to get a daily Peace Quote from the folks at Living Compassion. Every evening at around 9pm, a little quote about love, compassion, or peace, pops into my inbox. Usually they are by famous people - Gandhi, Jesus, or Mother Theresa. But the quote I found most moving of all was by a young boy, and I thought I'd share it with you:
When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You just know that your name is safe in their mouth. (Billy - aged 4)
This made me think of my young nephews, and how much I hoped that they felt their names were safe in my mouth. And, it also got me thinking about whether my own name was 'safe in my mouth'. It was a very thought-provoking (or perhaps, 'peace-provoking') quote.