Warriors, Quiet Wonders and Gun Reform

Posted on January 19, 2013 by

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“Remember the quiet wonders. The world has more need of them than it has for warriors.”

– Charles de Lint

Quiet wonders…when do you feel like one of those?  Or are you more the warrior in life, fighting every battle?

After this week’s announcement of the White Houses’s gun reform plan, it makes me think that we need both.  Or better yet, maybe a combination of quiet wonder and warrior.

We need to listen to each other, quietly, to think beyond ourselves, and work for the children.

We need to have the strength to put aside our own agendas and pay attention to the messages in the Universe.

We need to use courage and conviction, intellect and emotion, perseverance and politeness.

We cannot stay quiet.  We cannot go to war with each other.

We must find the balance.  We must work for the children.

Quiet wonders.  Warriors.  Together, we can create gun reform.

Jennifer Wolfe

Jennifer Wolfe, a writer-teacher-mom, is dedicated to finding the extraordinary in the ordinary moments of life by thinking deeply, loving fiercely, and teaching audaciously. Jennifer is a Google Certified Educator, Hyperdoc fanatic, and a voracious reader. Read her stories on her blog, mamawolfe, and grab free copies of her teaching and parenting resources.

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Comments: 6

  • Brenda

    January 20, 2013

    You have such a powerful way of making a statement, Jennifer. We are indeed quiet wonders, warriors with words can unite and work for change.

    • Jennifer Wolfe

      January 20, 2013

      Thank you, Brenda. I do believe you and I have quite a bit of woman warrior in us, too!

  • The Detox Diva

    January 20, 2013

    Truer words were never spoken…. I think we should strike a balance between warrior and quiet wonder (though I am not a fan of gun control with the exception of assault weapons ban which is the sane thing to do because WHY do we need assault weapons??). I think we should be teaching our children to meditate more and bring prayer back into the schools!

    • Jennifer Wolfe

      January 20, 2013

      Agreed. I do not understand why the issue is so complicated over assault weapons-seems like a no-brainer to me. I don’t see that as part of the interpretation of the 2nd Amendment…my school does emphasize critical thinking and mediation. I wish our leaders could improve on that, too. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Dawn Wink

    January 19, 2013

    “Quiet wonders. Warriors. Together, we can create gun reform.” Lifting prayers that this is possible. So many lives depending on us. Thank you.

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