Wednesday, September 21, 2011

International Day of Peace

"Peace Day should be devoted to commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples…This day will serve as a reminder to all peoples that our organization, with all its limitations, is a living instrument in the service of peace and should serve all of us here within the organization as a constantly pealing bell reminding us that our permanent commitment, above all interests or differences of any kind, is to peace." ~UN

I don't know about the rest of you but when I hear the word 'peace' I always think 'pray for peace, people everywhere'. It's a line from a Christmas carol I learned when I was much younger. Today is celebrated as the 'International Day of Peace'. It was established by a UN resolution in 1981 and the first international day of peace was celebrated in 1982. This day is intended to be an opportunity for persons to create/demonstrate practical acts of peace on a shared date.

So many things happening today... I started off grumpy (re: very pissed off) because of events which occurred yesterday which I'll blog about at some point in the future. There were bad drivers, a cancelled meeting, people not being able to make up their minds. On the positive side... my girlfriend gave me the most awesome chocolate cake, I paid all my bills, did some grocery-shopping, survived the bad drivers.

Peace is in the little things.. it's something that we must first work at within ourselves and then our wider community. I think if we can let go.. just enjoy those spaces-in-between our very busy lives, the world would be better for it. 

Hope you had a peaceful day,

peace,
Ren

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