Kay Wyma chats with Father Dave about her new book, “The Peace Project: A 30-Day Experiment Practicing Thankfulness, Kindness, and Mercy.”
Kay explains how a difficult morning inspired the book. “I had a bad attitude one morning. I was hosting a Bible study, and you would think I would have a happy heart, but I did not because I opened the refrigerator to get the milk out for the coffee and there were two empty jugs. I didn’t have the happiest heart as I drove out of my driveway to go to the grocery store, and I looked up and this black pickup truck speeding towards me. I was forced to back down because he wasn’t going anywhere. And as I started backing down, I looked up. It was kind of a cloudy morning and the sun was peeking through, and it was spectacular. And I breathed as I looked up and I was like, ‘What am I doing? I’m in an air conditioned car, driving to the grocery store on a hot Texas summer day. There are refrigerated items in the grocery store, and people actually might even say my name at the store.’ Right there in that moment I started to breathe again. It was gratitude that was washing through my mind without me really thinking about it.” Kay explains that as this man drove past her, she realized that she had no idea why he was in a rush, and he could have been having a difficult day himself, and she said a prayer for him, “I felt great. I was on a total high.”
Kay shares that she started doing this peace challenge with her kids and some friends and saw the incredible impact it was having on their sense of peace. She explains that the 30-day experiment focuses on kindness, thankfulness, and mercy, and trains our brains to focus on the good until it starts to feel like second nature. We will naturally be led to peace and a greater sense of meaning in life. (Original Air 6-02-21).