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Dreamer~September 21

Is the day~ 3 years ago

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ann danielsI had big plans

to reconnect with peace people and set up projects for the coming months but because the internet was not working at my parents’ on Sunday I could not do it :-( I will do it in the coming days when I am back at home. So to be continued… 5 years ago

rosewilderPeace to us all

internal and external peace to us all. 5 years ago

tikini wikini some more celebratory tunes

some Lennon energy. all we are sayin….

wear your peace like your smile

and some more John

like no other, eh? 12,985,755 views that’s a lot of good imagining 5 years ago

tikini wikini Peace Train

with aloha from Yusuf Islam

and a total eclipse of the sun to get us in the mood for profound change 5 years ago


flowergirlresumedA quote to end this goal with

In the secret of my heart I am in perpetual quarrel with God that He should allow such things [as the war] to go on. My non-violence seems almost impotent. But the answer comes at the end of the daily quarrel that neither God nor non-violence is impotent. Impotence is in men. I must try on without losing faith even though I may break in the attempt. Mahatma Gandhi 5 years ago

flowergirlresumedPeace Quote

“I would say that I’m a nonviolent soldier. In place of weapons of violence, you have to use your mind, your heart, your sense of humor, every faculty available to you…because no one has the right to take the life of another human being.” Joan Baez 5 years ago


me rest me peaceful me loving life me liking peace me concentrating on peace – one piece at a time in the peace of my life

me teach peace me live peace as an example for others me enjoy peace me bring peace with me in my bag when I travel me love peace

me learn to embrace peace more

me = peace 5 years ago

~ John Lee ~The Prince Of Peace

It is a blessing to know that on this day the United Nations, by decree, is declaring something for which my Prince has commanded of all his followers. 5 years ago

wrenMinute of silence...

A minute of silence will be observed at 12 noon US eastern time on 21 September, around the world. 5 years ago

wrenThis from the Peace Day Afghanistan Web site

Anyone who has the chance, take a look at Afghanistan’s Peace Day web site It gives a different perspective to see how this day is marked in a land that can not take peace for granted. Below is one article from that site:

What difference can one day make?

Peace Day is not just about the 21 September, the coming weeks give us all an opportunity to raise awareness and gain commitment from our families, friends and communities for peace.

Even one day of peace can make a difference by giving us a chance to vaccinate children, deliver food assistance and other life-saving activities in insecure areas. We can all play a part in making this happen by committing to just one day of peace. There were more than 80 activities in Afghanistan alone last year where 1.4 million children were vaccinated against polio. In 2007 over 100 million people were active on Peace Day in 192 countries, including life-saving initiatives in 14 countries.

How relevant is this day to Afghanistan?

Peace is Afghanistan’s greatest need and it is the highest calling of the United Nations. With just one day of peace so much more can be achieved for those who need the most help. During last year’s Peace Day campaign the UN was able to gain access to vaccinate children, deliver essential food and carry out life saving humanitarian work for Afghanistan’s most vulnerable communities. Cynics may argue “What good is just one day?” But building peace always begins with just one day. Building peace is a process and not an event. It can start with one day and that success can be built on so more can be achieved with even more hours, days, weeks and months of peace. 5 years ago

wrenText for Peace...

This comes from the UN’s web site

In the US: Text “Peace” + your message to 69866 (160 characters max)

what: If you could talk directly to world leaders to encourage their support for peace, what would you say? In the celebration of the International Day of Peace on 21 September, send us a message of peace and we will pass it on to world leaders when they meet at the annual opening of the General Assembly on 23 September 2008.

The International Day of Peace was established by the General Assembly in 1981 to commemorate and strengthen “the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples.”

when: Send your message between now and 21 September 2008.

how: If you live in the United States, text the word ‘peace’ + your message to the appropriate number listed above. All message are limited to 160 characters. Please read the terms and conditions before sending a message. If you live somewhere else, you can use the online form or send a postcard we have created for you.5 years ago


may we all stop to contemplate what this really means.
That we open our hearts and minds & welcome it within us.
A moment, an hour, a day, a month…a life,
working towards peace. 5 years ago


“When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.”
Jimi Hendrix. 5 years ago

loveinthecureIt is tomorrow

I heard mention of this day on the radio yesterday – I was a bit shocked to hear it as I haven’t heard of it much. I am still very sick so I’ll continue my peaceful restfulness that I’ve been doing for the past four days. 5 years ago

~ John Lee ~The Sabbath

It’s comforting to know the International Day of Peace falls on the Sabbath this year. 5 years ago

wrenInternational Day of Peace is September 21st

this Sunday! 5 years ago

Flutterbyflyby3Peace Day Plans

Established in 1962, by the U.N. global Peace Day is September 21, this coming Sunday.

Information about it can be seen here:

There are no local events & I tend to be solitary anyway. My personal plans:

Lunch of
Peace Soup (aka Split Pea Soup I never said I wasn’t corny)
with breadsticks and apples

Observing a minute of silence at 12 noon
Do a meditation on Peace.

Nothing complex, just my own personal way of observing this event. 5 years ago

MamaKittyI'm joining Texas Lin

in wearing blue on Fridays. It is a continual reminder for me to focus on praying and working for peace, while supporting our troops. It is an outward sign of an ongoing process. Hopefully, it will be a reminder others. 5 years ago


“Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love.”
Mahatma Gandhi. 5 years ago

Texas LinUntil there is Peace...on Fridays I will wear Blue

I received this e-mail today.

Blue Fridays.

Very soon, you will see a grea t many people wearing blue every Friday. The reason? Americans who support our troops used to be called the ‘silent majority’ We are no longer silent, and are voicing our love for God, country and home in record breaking numbers. We are not organized, boisterous or overbearing.

Many Americans, like you, me and all our friends, simply want to recognize that the v ast majority of America supports our troops. Our idea of showing solidarity and support for our troops with dignity and respect starts this Friday—and continues each and every Friday until the troops all come home, sending a deafening message that every red-blooded American who supports our men and women afar, will wear something blue.

By word of mouth, press, TV—let’s make the United States on every Friday a sea of blue much like a homecoming football game in the bleachers. If every one of us who loves this country will share this with acquaintances, coworkers, friends, and family, it will not be long before t he USA is covered in BLUE and it will let our troops know the once ‘silent’ majority is on their side more than ever, certainly more than the media lets on.

The first thing a soldier says when asked ‘What can we do to make things better for you?’ is ..’We need your support and your prayers.’ Let’s get the word out and lead with class and dignity, by example, and wear something blue every Friday. 5 years ago

Flutterbyflyby3Turbulence and violence

Are a part of our daily lives. I can accept it, or I can protest it. I choose to protest it. I do not plan on doing anything big or public, just my own silent protest & tribute to peace. 5 years ago

flowergirlresumedMe thinks

Inner peace equals world peace… 5 years ago


If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it. This is the most basic kind of peace work. Thich Nhat Hanh 5 years ago

stingsnLet's have operation paradise peace instead of desert storm

using the right operating system5 years ago

MamaKittyPeace is a continuous process

Some more focused activities for September to celebrate the International Day of Peace (September 21)...
I have ordered and look forward to reading The Essential Gandhi: An Anthology of His Writings on His Life, Work and Ideas. And I am particularly excited about receiving Yellow Doors: Poems, by one of our own international peace advocates, Ruth G!

For my personal peace development, I am trying to alter some of my own insecure, self-promoting behaviors. Also, I am working to be more productive for creating an environment of peace in my home.

"Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me."5 years ago

loveinthecuregetting close

5 years ago

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