Tag Archives: Peace

My Last Moments


I stood on the top of the ridge and admired the beautiful green trees swaying far below with the wind. The last of the blue skies were painted over with shades of gray. Ahead, dark clouds were sweeping in like an angry predator. They swallowed peak after peak and kept coming for me.

I calmly inserted my headphones in my ears and played my favorite song. The happy tune brought me a smile. My time here would be over soon, but I was content. All that came to my mind was my mom, dad, sisters, nieces, family, and my closest friends. It’s funny how we spend much of our lives building so much, pushing through all the problems and terrible people that seemed so important to do back then. Yet, in the last moments of our lives, all we think about are the ones who really mattered. Memories of joy with them came blasting in like a movie in fast forward. You see their faces and then you’re gone.

– Jon Riki Karamatsu, 7/25/2018 –

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Signs of Peace


Signs of peace. Rays of light coming down as I flash my peace sign.

#signsofpeace #raysoflight #rays #peace #innerpeace #mindfulness #gratitude

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Love is the way to go.


Love is the way to go.

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Anthony Bourdain


Chef, author, and TV show host Anthony Bourdain bridged people together through his stories of culture and food, a great example of making our world more peaceful.

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You Paint My Blues Pink


You paint my blues pink.

And shelter me from my pain.

Art from your kind heart.

– Jon Riki Karamatsu, Haiku Poem #133, 5/23/2018 –

#poem #poems #poetry #haiku #haikupoem #haikupoetry #writing #creativewriting #art #expression #sky #pink #blue #waikele #oahu #hawaii #love #mindfulness #gratitude #peace #innerpeace #kindness

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My 4-month-old niece and I.


My 4-month-old niece and I. 5th and 6th generation. Love and peace.

#niece #baby #family #mindfulness #gratitude #love #peace

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Sleep is Important


Having enough sleep is important for our mental and physical health. It’s a challenge for me because I’m always thinking, even when I want to sleep. I can read and write for many hours, even until sunrise, which I’m trying to avoid. If I get 7 or more hours of sleep, I add a win to my daily wins journal. I had almost 9 hours of sleep last night, my 70th time sleeping 7 or more hours for 2018.

#sleep #rest #health #mentalhealth #physicalhealth #stressrelief #anxietyrelief #practice #dailypractice #goals #selfdevelopment #mindfulness #peace #innerpeace

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