What is this ‘Cup of Peace,’ anyway?
A story of care.
Kae is often asked about her famous Cup of Peace. She refers to it in her presentations and on her radio show. Here’s the story she shares with pleasure.
I have my Cup of Peace every day. This is both literal and figurative. Many years ago while caring for my husband after a serious automobile accident, my dear friend Carole Isola came to visit. It was such a welcome visit as I was juggling family health, business and life challenges along with being a care partner.
Carole ran out to do an errand and returned with a gift for me! A mini-book on Zen and a beautiful ceramic cup in a rich, deep purple with the word Peace pressed into it in both English and Chinese. I was convinced I was masking my life pains quite well, but Carole obviously saw my true state clearly. Her gift was two-fold. She not only gave me something beautiful, she also acknowledged my struggles.
I can honestly say that holding my Cup of Peace every day soothed my soul. That was more than 12 years ago. I still have my book of Zen prayers by my bedside and enjoy my cup every morning. Thank you, Carole!
Now, I invite you to find your Cup of Peace and take your daily moments to love and appreciate yourself.
— Kae Hammond
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