Friday, October 20, 2017

An opportunity to promote peace and joy

©2017 Barry Smith - Fiona's small gift packaging made from recycled book pages 
Recently we caught up briefly with 5 international visitors. We knew that as well as building links there would also be some exchanging of small gifts.

I took the opportunity to make and give folk some inspirational words for their pocket or wallet-purse. Peace and joy seemed the right way to go.

©2017 Barry Smith - Inspirational words for the pocket
I thought that giving a leaf with the symbol of tree of life not only wished the people long life; but also could be seen a a way of saying trees are important to life.

©2017 Barry Smith - Tree of life - a long life of peace and joy
A small gesture and a small post.


  1. When we give gifts of peace, joy and friendship, it is no small thing because an extended circle of connection and hope is formed. Inspiring as always Barry.

  2. beautiful sharing of these ripples of joy and peace

  3. Beautiful gifts with clever packaging.

  4. Admiration to your beautiful world.

    I wish You all the best.
    Greeting and hug.

    From Japan, ruma ❃

  5. M, MC, V, GB & Ruma - sorry for my trade response to your generous comments. M - your are so right - every little act seems to beget other small or big acts of kindness and connection. MC - may we continue to do little but important bits. V- small is beautiful - too right. GB - packing by Fiona. Roma - thanks for your greetings and hug. All - I hope that you will all continue top share the love and peace of others. B


Comments are welcomed - it is good to connect with fellow travellers.