Peace Within Chaos

I have been in a reflective mood this week... thinking about how I just want to attain some peace in my life because I was thinking for me, without peace my life is out of balance... and life without balance is chaos.

I then started looking up quotes about peace and how to attain it... I love quotes that make me feel... that is most of what I collect on my Pinterest boards. I found the quote above that resonated with me... at the same time I understood where the chaos was coming from and the importance of having chaos; but with it I also think I can have peace.  I don't want to have peace where I never get challenged to be more of who I am meant to be, for that is not a life worth living.
The question wasn't how to rid myself of chaos, it became how to have peace in the chaos. This is where I think growth really happens, especially for me... when everything seems calm and I am going along without any bumps is when I am not growing... I am just being. For me, that is not enough... I need to be continually challenging myself and that is where the chaos comes in... it challenges me to think outside of the box I am in at any given moment...

The quote below made me realize that although chaos disturbs me, it also moves me to change. With this I came to an understanding of why I had to have the chaos I had before Christmas as it was what helped me to change my life around. Although this week I was floundering around a bit, I knew that writing about it would help me to figure out what it is that I needed to get back on track.
For me to get back on track, I had to admit to myself that I cannot be in control all the time, I had to understand that giving up control doesn't mean I will fail... it means I need to trust the process and that if I try to be in control all the time, this is where I will fail and never progress... I was in a mindset this week that if I could be in control, I could have peace...

I like when a light bulb comes on with me... as I am sure most of us do... it can be tough being in the dark and wondering if I will ever see the light again... but of course we always do...  When I first started writing today I wanted to figure out how to live my life in peace without chaos but as I wrote I realized that isn't feasible with growth... for me, chaos is a necessity to achieve peace...



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91 comments :

  1. Love the last quote! Xxx I really like your cute blog header too xox Check out my new blog post! I'm in need of some followers, thank you! X http://xbeyoutifulx.blogspot.co.uk


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  2. Hello,
    great post! Very inspiring!
    Have a good day!

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  3. Amazing Post ,love the last Quote ,it is really helpful :)

    Have a wonderful Weekend Launna ,lots of Hugs <3

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  4. beautiful words Launna. You got strength, and a determination to live free. love that. Hugs and wishes for a great rest of the weekend.

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  5. I get stressed out very easily in the middle of chaos, so now I will remember your advise. To find peace during chaos. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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  6. You have such a way with words Launna. Thanks for sharing these inspirational quotes with us.

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  7. I couldn't agree more with you, Launna! I've always felt like I need some chaos in my life... something I have yet to convince my mother-in-law about haha :D

    Bella Pummarola

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  8. You are certainly learning some powerful lessons!

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  9. Good morning dear I can't say anything about this but I can only say *woow wonderful post* really nice thought

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  10. Beautiful quotes!
    Happy Sunday Launna!
    xoxo

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  11. Awesome! I like this so much. Hope you have an awesome new week and month) :)

    xoxo;
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  12. Hi Launna.. we all look for peace within us and it may or may not be attainable depending on the situation or prob we are facing bt we need to make an effort sometimes to find it or else life cud also get miserable n mentally stressful ... i liked the thought u put in this post it also makes me think tht hv i ever thought abt the peace part in my life.. have a wonderful week ahead xoxo

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  13. Que bela postagem amiga quando você estar no caminho certo
    se agarre com DEUS a cada segundo da sua vida que a paz que você
    tanto almeja vai chegando a cada segundo da sua vida e mais você
    vai viver a cada dia intensamente com DEUS e você cheia de paz.
    tenha uma semana abençoada
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  14. Hello Launna,

    We understand what you say when you need challenges and somewhat chaotic points in your life to really develop and grow. It is indeed the case that one learns so much more through mistakes than through getting things right all the time.

    It is all about confidence and believing that whatever comes your way, not only will you manage but you will grow stronger in the process of managing. It is clear that you have many talents, skills and qualities that will serve you well through even the roughest of times. Just believe in them.

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  15. Thanks for sharing your views...very positive outlook.

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  16. Launna we need some shakes-up to have a new experience and understand how wonderful our life is! Everything will be fine with all of us! And thank you for letting me to stop and think about the life:)
    Margo Raffaelli

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  17. Love this post - you are so right. I'm trying to work on this myself. Life is going to contain chaos and difficult times. It's easy to feel positive and at peace when all is going well, but it's those difficult times that really test our hearts and minds. Thank you for the reminder!

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  18. Protect yourself from the chaos and uncertainty of the world, know who you are and where you stand in it! Happy monday Launna! <3 xo

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  19. Your words make so much sense. I couldn't agree with you more. I absolutely love the lat quite it's so inspiring.
    Wishing you a great start of the week,
    Beautetude

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  20. that somehow reflects my life and my personal style in a lot of ways, if you see my blog I appear as the cutest sweetest girl, but besides my clothes and accessories I'm far from that. I find that that kind of combinations are the best way to keep an enjoyable balance


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  21. Great post, Launna. I keep having to remind myself that I cannot do anything about the things that happen around me and how people are, but I can do something about how I REACT to things and people.

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  22. I feel more at peace just reading this. I surely hope you'll have peace of mind always, my friend. You deserve it.


    Have a blessed week ahead!

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  23. Hi my lovely Launna. I know it's late and I just wanted to drop by real quick to thank you and say hello to you before my bedtime. When you dropping by we're having our dinner and I just finished my new posted. I can't read your beautiful post for now because my eye is killing me and it's passed midnight here. I will for sure coming back to read it later on:). I am sorry for cannot read it tonight. Hope the rain is going away and same thing here too rain and couldy where's the sunshine? Have a lovely day and week ahead my dear Launna.

    Love Oxoxo
    Tanya
    http://attraction2fashion.com

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  24. I love this post full of peace!!!! Amazing pics and quotes!!!totally agree with your words!!!
    Have a great start of the week!
    xo Paola
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  25. Yeah, chaos doesn't necessarily have to be a bad thing. If it pushes you a bit then it can be a good thing. I think we just need to roll with the punches, deal with whatever life throws at us and grow.

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  26. I might be totally off and this might not really relate to what you are writing bout, but for me, life is all about expecting the unexpected, as in being ready and accepting when it comes my way. some may call it chaos. but for me it is somewhat magical and secretly magnificent. it often scares me to no end, or annoys me, because it usually comes in the wrong moments. but there is at the same time always so much potential in everything. something to learn. so yes, I guess I try to embrace chaos as much as I can. great post!

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  27. Love these quotes, Launna. I also like quotes very much. One of my favorite quotes is "the best is yet to come". I always try to be optimistic. Have a wonderful week ahead!

    Jasmine ♥♥♥

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  28. Launna, you are so right! We can't be in control all the time - and that is scary!! I have to be in control of everything in my life.. I'm pretty pedantic about it actually and it's something I really need to work on.
    You always inspire and send me so many messages and lessons in your posts. Thank you - it's like things I knew all along, but needed to read or hear from someone else to really notice it... and that someone is you!!

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  29. still striving in this part. not in the best mood and vibe but good to read something like this.

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  30. Your posts with inspirational quotes inspired ME to go make an inspiration quote board on Pinterest! You know what I noticed? I can tell my mood by what speaks to me at the moment.. anyhoo, thank you for being an uplifting blogger! <3 - www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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  31. Hi sweet Launna,
    I agree with you sweetie, we can not be in control the time :(
    But I think we've to live life every minute (carpe diem).
    I love these inspirational quotes, adorable words (as always).
    Kisses
    Maggie Dallospedale Fashion diary - Fashion blog

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  32. I love the last quote! Very inspiring :)

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  33. You made me think, Luanna! As usual!
    I think that to live in chaos is normal for everyone, but we should learn how to enjoy it rather than try to get the peace at any cost! maybe peace is very boring, who knows? ;)
    xxx
    S
    http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.it

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  34. I never thought about it this way, but I guess this is true. You need a chaos to find inner peace. I should really think about this- so applicable to my situation at the moment!
    Thanks for this lovely post Launna. Inspirational and thoughtful as usual!


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  35. I read the previous post at home. I'm sorry because your step mother made you unhappy. I will print tomorrow this post and read it :D
    xoxo

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  36. I think in life we travel though virtual tunnels. So are a little longer than others - and the "going through darkness" always brings us back to light.

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  37. Hi dear! You are right. Life without balance is a chaos. You always need some peace and time for yourself to create that peaceful life. Sometimes it is hard to reach that, but it will take some time!

    xoxo
    www.its-dash.com

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  38. I agree with that chaos, meaning the initial stages of a new beginning being created while ending the madness and mistakes that we learn from. Indeed breakthroughs happen at this point and you learn heavily from them. :)

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  39. New beginning are so difficult.. I can totally relate to this post

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  40. Your posts are so meaningful and I can relate each time.

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  41. Lovely Launna. Just dropping by before bed. I will be back for my wide opened eye tomorrow! During the day is better than now. I just took my cough medicine and feel so sleepy now. I hope you understand that I'm not read yet. And I am in my dark bedroom and in bed already:).

    Hope the rain is gone already:) and Vakentina back to her school already. My boys school closed last week too it won't be safe with such a bad weather lien these days. Night night lovely woman. Oxoxo.
    Tanya
    http://attraction2fashion.com

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  42. Thanks for sharing inspiring quotes ♥
    I love the first one
    it reminds us to have a pure heart
    which I think most people these days
    no longer care for as long as they get what they want.
    But there are still good and cool people around
    the trick is to be with them.

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  43. Amazing post! So true !

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  44. Loved the quote about chaos. It is hard for me to keep calm...but then I'll see how some will get at work over the littlest thing. All the best with work and at home too.

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  45. Love that you said how to live with chaos. Wouldn't it be nice if we could remove chaos from our life? The best we can do is try to live through it!!
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  46. Life without chaos isn't justifiable to live for and learning new from such chaos is what I see worth in living.

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  47. I certainly relate to this. Thank you Launna

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  48. I think 'peace' or time to reflect .... time to breathe is important. It is not always easy to do but sometimes our bodies and minds cry out for this. We should take time to listen.

    Hope you can and do have a good week

    All the best Jan

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  49. Hi my lovely Launna. I finally can read your post:). I took my time to be here for you as I promised, even I don't use the word promise as often as I can remember. I can see you're growing Launna. You've proved and impressed me on your journey as ever since and that I have to convince you that. You're one of the most beautiful person I know. Stay on track is I am trying to do. The peace, the balance, and calm I what all I need and adds in my daily life not only for life but daily. My boys has said to me "Mama you're so calm" and my hubby has said to me once and again I'm a calm person as well" I think my daily meditates is keeping me even more calm, it helps me with everything else too. Be positive is will walk us through our tougher day. I love it when you says " I was in a mindset this week that if I could be in control, I could have peace Again" Please stay in this mindset Launna and you will be always in control:) Hugs. You're doing the right thing and it's healthy to think this way.

    I hope you don't have to deal with snow over the ice anymore and Valentina has already gone for school. The boys were no school too when stormed hit our town last week:).

    Always love sending to you Launna.

    Tanya oxoxo
    http://www.attraction2fashion.com

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  50. Nice post <3

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  51. Dear Launna,
    I love your quotes, they give me inner peace. I need peace :)))
    I wish you a lovely rest of the week...

    xoxo
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  52. I love all the quotes, Launna. And yes, I think that we spend so much time worrying and wishing life wasn’t so overwhelming that we fail to realize that in the midst of the chaos, we are then only able to find our inner peace….and then we learn new things along the way. And when you think about it, isn’t that what we live for? We wake up and work every day throughout the chaos because we know that we will surely find reach our goal/s. Life is nothing without the chaos--without it, we wouldn’t be very appreciative of things. :)
    God bless! xx

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  53. Nicely written! I understand what you mean about needing chaos. Chaos and change kind of go hand in hand, and I think growth requires change.

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  54. There will always be chaos in ones' life, the trick is to find peace in it...very powerful! Love this.
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  55. your words are always so extraordinarily touching, a hug dear Lauanna.
    flò

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  56. Hello my sweet Launna!
    I wish you a great day!
    Hope to read a new post soon!
    Kisses,
    Maggie D.
    Fashion Blog Maggie Dallospedale fashion diary

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  57. This is actually such an interesting reflexion, when I read the beginning of the post I was totally agree with you: having peace in life without chaos, but the more I was reading and the more it made me open my eyes and think that life without chaos is finally not that fun!
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts Launna <3

    See you xx

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  58. I agree with you. Growing and chaos go together sometimes although it doesn't like to us a lot
    kss
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  59. Passando para te deseja um dia maravilhoso
    Curta e siga o meu canal:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sg_8KAdIhe8

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  60. Aquele shampoo e condicionador são bons. Mas já usei melhores! hehehe!

    Na vida passamos por vários momentos de caos. Faz parte! Nunca conheci ninguém que nunca tenha passado por uma fase dessas... E eu acho que enfrentar essas situações é uma coisa boa, porque nos deixa ainda mais fortes!

    Ótima quarta, Launna!

    Beijo! ^^

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  61. Hi my lovely Lauanna. I am glad to hear the snow is a bit there now. We got such nice and warm weather today. I even can open the window and turn the heat off if I want too how warm it is here today. I hope you and Valentina are doing fantastic in this week so far. Take care yourself Luanna. Talk more soon. Oxox.

    Tanya
    http://attraction2fashion.com

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  62. Today it feels like you´ve reflected my thoughts. Quite often I feel like everything is twisting around me, especially when I feel like I cant control the chaos.
    I remember when one of my professors told us that there is always a structure in each chaos. The challenge is it to figure out the system within. Today I know what he was trying to teach us. Chaos is something necessary in our lives. It reminds you that you have to go further and that you have to work each and every day.

    When I feel that I cant handle it anymore I always listen to one of my fav songs called "Feel alive" from ATB. Somehow it helps me to stay focussed and is giving me some kind of energy I cant really explain.

    I know how mayn doubts you had over Christmas and I first was a bit afraid that you could loose the strenght you found over the passed 6 months, but on a certain point I understood that its natural to look back and to have doubts. you challenged this phase and work now harder than ever before!!

    Never forget how proud Iam on you and that my thoughts are and will always be with you!!

    Many hugs from Germany,
    Martin

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  63. A little chaos can sometimes make life quite interesting :)

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  64. This is a beautiful masterpiece Launna =0 It's really hard though to make peace with something that bothers you so much but once you have done it the feeling is amazing... I can't wait to see that planned tattoo =) I am actually getting my 3rd tattoo today hahahha well the most painful part is the wrist, neck, and foot so as much as possible avoid placing a tattoo there hahah thanks for the visit =) keep in otuch hugs http://anotsosecretlife2011.blogspot.com/

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  65. Life is about balance. I think this is what I'm hearing in your writing also. Ying and yang :)) Too much of anything, or too little is never a good thing. I can completely relate to what you are saying. Staying calm and centered in the middle of chaos can be challenging, but it is definitely rewarding, and it is where you have to push through. In the end you will always come out a stronger person. Wish you much strength and inner peace.

    Much Love,
    Tania
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  66. Very well written. I feel like some chaos can be helpful as long as you make sure to balance it with quiet and not just love in it. It seems like your doing that.

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  67. nice article, every post sounds like a step to deep wisdom...

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  68. Hi sweet Launna
    Thank thank for your sweet words
    Have an adorable day
    Kisses
    Maggie D.
    Fashion Blog Maggie Dallospedale fashion diary

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  69. Finding peace is something that I've found hard to do lately, especially since I'm having quite a hard time with my loved one and it's making me question myself and all my decisions. As you said, I should probably stop overthinking and trying to control stuff and just let everything unfold and somehow sort themselves out.


    Fashionably,
    Patricia
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  70. Totally! It was so gorgeous seeing that sunset. I've never seen anything like it before! Stay tuned because I'm posting later this week about another adventure! :D


    God bless,
    Christine
    www.beyoutifulhopeblogspot.com

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  71. The peace, the balance, and calm is what all I need, I am a calm person but emotive, so get touched quickly and need time to relax again. I'm impressed about your last words, you are stronger than me! xoxo

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  72. Querida amiga passando para ti deseja que seja abençoada por DEUS
    Curta e siga o meu canal:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sg_8KAdIhe8

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  73. Life is too short, get rid of negative people that brings chaos in your life! Get rid of people who dig drama. Live, love & be happy always. Have a nice day Launna. <3 xo

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  74. Hello Launna, step to greet you, but you know that only now I realized to have you always call Lauanna ??? sorry dear :D
    flò

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  75. Hi there Luanna. Today I been trying to get here 2 times already but I was always in a model of something and finally am here:). You're right about that even I wrote only a few words only a few cares to read! You can tell by their comments:). Hoping they're not only read the qoute because your writing is best like reading an inspire book to me. I wish you a beautiful day ahead my sweet Launna. Oxoxo.

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  76. Launna, so sorry that I have been..well..not too much around. I have been working hard with my self, and... I actually couldnt write nothing with sense. That was weird feeling...woh!! But I´m ALWAYS here, for you :). I want all the best for you and..thank you for being there for me.... from the bottom of my heart. xox have a amazing day dear!!! <3

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  77. happy weekend sweetie
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    kiss

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  78. I can totally relate to the chaos quote! I like peace and strive to have more it if in my life. But- when things are chaotic I am sometimes more sure of my feelings and wants and that is definitely exciting. Best of luck finding the peace in the chaos. :)
    ~Jess

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