Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Celebrating Day of Peace

Today, September 21st is World Peace Day. A day set aside in 1981 by the United Nations to end violence. Wars around the world stop fighting for one day, today.

Now I don't know if this is happening in the current wars around the world, but what if we all took today to end violence. Not for a day, but for ever. One day could lead to another and another and soon we could have a week of peace and a month of peace and a world of peace.

How different would our lives collectively be if we all worked for peace? If our thoughts and actions all worked for peace? No fighting at home, on the streets, in the office, on foreign land.

We sometimes think that our countries leaders are responsible for peace, but I disagree. I think we are all responsible. We are responsible for our actions towards ourselves and others. If those actions are not founded in peace what happens?

When you think about your day to day lives, do you use phrases like "I hate...", or " I can't stand...", or "I wish they were different...", or "they aren't worth their weight..." or "why don't they just go back to their own country"?

Differences are part of our lives and we will never all see eye to eye on all issues, but what if we approached every interaction, every action with peace as our base?

Celebrating a day of peace should not be only on September 21st, rather every day we think, act, and behave in a peaceful manner we should celebrate.

Here's to changing the world one person at a time.

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