Peace… Pass it On

Here we are again. The day after Peace Day. WHAT NOW…you ask???

It is our responsibility as human beings to keep this going. Do you agree???

You can join every movement…send money to every cause…wear clothing that supports some people and THEIR campaign.


Find something. That speaks to you and makes your heart sing.

That’s what we did.

Postcards for Peace made our heart sing in every way, and on all levels.

Their Mission:
Is to improve the well-being of those people, around the world, whose lives are affected by violence or prejudice, by promoting change and offering hope, support and compassion.

Buy their stuff, ya’ll. It’s so worth it.

PEACE…take part, pass it on.

Postcards for Peace

Photog: Terrie Dahl-Thomas

This is Safety Harbor, Florida and this is our village…


21st September… #PeaceDayProject2014

*********HAPPY PEACE DAY*********
We hope that you enjoyed our week-long project dedicated to a much-needed cause…PEACE!!!

Now, onto POD’s event.

Sunday…Peace Day…

Recording artist, Akon will headline the Peace One Day Celebration at Goma International Airport in celebration of this most important day. There will be a multitude of other performers in support of Peace Day, and the 15 year journey that has made this day… a day of empowerment… a day of kindness… a day of gentleness… a day of love. No one can deny the power of love. In essence, it is all there is.


Sunday…in the village.

Here is our collage of villagers and their expressions of peace on every level. Special thanks to Mayor Andy Steingold and Fire Department Captain, Ray Duke for your participation in our #PeaceDayProject2014.

It is with deep gratitude to this list of villagers that helped us with this project.

Jeff Fowler
Fairl Thomas
Barb & Sheryl Hollen-Hugg
David Lishan
Melissa Haist
Alan Webb
Debra Love Smith
Susan Dalton

We had an amazing and uplifting time working to promote Peace Day. Tune in tomorrow for one more peace post for 2014. Keep it goin’ ya’ll!!!

Now, the quote we have used for the last 3 years. There is nothing better than this. So it’s a threepeat!!! As we said at the beginning … three times a charm … so we hear.

If there is to be peace in the world,
There must be peace in the nations.
If there is to be peace in the nations,
There must be peace in the cities.
If there is to be peace in the cities,
There must be peace between neighbors.
If there is to be peace between neighbors,
There must be peace in the home.
If there is to be peace in the home,
There must be peace in the heart.
~Lao Tzu

May you have peace in your mind…peace in your heart…peace in your core…always.
~Karen Vest

Peace One Day
Join the movement.
Watch the Peace One Day Celebration on You Tube!

Photog: Terrie Dahl-Thomas

binvested in your community…binvested in your world…binvested in peace…

The #PeaceDayProject2014… Saturday

It’s Saturday…the day before Peace Day. Are you feeling peaceful???

Well are ya???

Well, any degree of peace that you feel is the way to a more peaceful planet. It all starts with you and your thoughts of what peace can bring– into your heart…your mind…your core…AND…Mother Earth.

We’re not kidding.

Now onto POD’S events.

Saturday…Peace Games…

Over a half a billion people around the globe play games for at least an hour a day. Peace One Day and lead partner, Playmob are promoting peace through virtual worlds. Using that “artificial intelligence” to change imput into a more peaceful environment. We likee…so do not AFR (away from keyboard) for very long.

Saturday…in the village.

He’s one of our favorite villagers. Here he is…drumroll please…Dino Kotopoulis asking in Greek.

Who will YOU make peace with???

Started his career in advertising in the 1950’s and worked on campaigns like Starkist “Charlie the Tuna” brand, for which he won a Clio award. He has also worked with Disney, Universal Studios and Hanna Barbera Cartoons. He is known for his humorous caricature drawings and sculptures in wood and metal, and now is working on illustrations for a book by the name of “Captain Tortuga and the Treasure of Sand Key” by David Kinne. Why not search Dino Kotopoulis and check out his story.

~Daisaku Ikeda
Join the movement.

Dino Kotopoulis

Photography: Terrie Dahl-Thomas

binvested in your community…binvested in your world…binvested in peace…

The #PeaceDayProject2014…Friday

It’s Friday!!! It’s almost time for the weekend…it’s almost time for International Peace Day. We sincerely hope the you make this upcoming day– YOUR day. And, by doing so, we KNOW that peace will envelop your being and your soul will start to smile again.

Friday…Set For Peace…

Another one of Peace One Day’s events is…Set For Peace. Whether you are a producer, DJ, or just someone who loves music, play a set for peace on Peace Day, 21st September. Bringing people together in the name of peace by the power of music encourages positive change. It’s all about peace in da club, so play that funky music, ya’ll!!!

Friday…in the village.

Singer/Songwriter, Leon Majcen, asking… in Bosnian.

Who will YOU make peace with???

Check out Leon’s new song “I Want to See You” and learn of his new album on his website listed below.

I’m calling all the world. Calling the whole wide world. C’mon people will you help me? Let’s scream and shout, because we want peace.
~Emmanuel Jal
Join the movement.

Leon Majcen

Photography: Terrie Dahl-Thomas

binvested in your community…binvested in your world…binvested in peace…

The #PeaceDayProject2014… Thursday

Let’s keep this peace train movin’ along. We want everyone to understand the importance of Peace Day and the magnitude of transformation that can be achieved if we all put forth a little effort in making peace a priority in our lives.

Thursday…One Day One Choir…

One Day One Choir is one of Peace One Day’s campaigns used to bring awareness; using the power of choral singing to promote peace and unity on Peace Day, 21st September. Start warming up those pipes…sing loud and sing proud…for peace.

Thursday…in the village.

SURPRISE!!!! Today we have a twofer.

Jae Bang and his wife, Aline Solis-Bang are jumping for joy because they are aware that individual action is the most important factor in manifesting the greatest gathering of people standing together in the name of peace. Jae is in the medical business, and his wife, Aline, is a Fashion Designer and entrepreneur. Here they are with Jae proclaiming WORLD PEACE in Korean, and Aline asking…in Spanish.

Who will YOU make peace with???

Peace is more than the absence of war. Peace is accord. Harmony.
~Laini Taylor
Join the movement.

Aline Solis-Bang

Jaeson Bang

Photography: Terrie Dahl-Thomas

binvested in your community…binvested in your world…binvested in peace…

The #PeaceDayProject2014…Wednesday

Happy Wednesday!!! We hope you are having a great week, and giving your attention to promoting peace at every level.

Let’s move onto another of POD’s events.

Wednesday…One Day One Dance…

One Day One Dance uses the creativity of dance to promote peace. Anybody can get involved and all styles of dance are welcome. Dancin’… Dancin’… Dancin’…be a dancin’ machine in the name of peace.

Wednesday…in the village.

Local Artist, Kumpa Tawornprom…asking…in Thai.

Who will YOU make peace with???

Please check out Kumpa’s innovative artwork on his website listed below.

Joy is peace dancing. Peace is joy at rest.
~Frederick Botherton Meyer
Join the movement.

Kumpa Tawornprom

Photography: Terrie Dahl-Thomas

binvested in your community…binvested in your world…binvested in peace…

The #PeaceDayProject2014… Tuesday

If you have visited this blog in the last couple of days, you know what we’re doing. If not, we’ll bring you up to speed, and…btw…WELCOME!!!

We’re here all week promoting International Peace Day, and letting you know what events Peace One Day has organized in the pursuit of peace. We are also throwing some of our villagers into the mix with words of peace in their native language.

Tuesday…One Day One Goal…

One Day One Goal uses the power of football (we call it soccer) to bring people together in peace and to spread awareness of Peace Day, 21st September……….GOAL!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday…in the village.

Fellow villagers, Elheme Halili Shala and Raif Shala moved here from Kosovo with their 16 children. Here they are with one of their daughters, Flora Shala, and they are asking you…in Albanian.

Who will YOU make peace with???

How come we play war and not peace? Too few role models.
~Bill Watterson
Join the movement.

Photography: Terrie Dahl-Thomas

binvested in your community…binvested in your world…binvested in peace…

The #PeaceDayProject2014… Monday


The #PeaceDayProject2014 is underway. We are so excited to be taking part in Peace One Day’s campaign to measure peaceful activities all over the world.

The POD website has listed 7 categories of events that anyone can participate in, and we will be sharing those with you.

Monday…it’s all about INDIVIDUALS. Everyday YOU can make a difference–YOU can help to build a more peaceful world. No matter how small, everyday acts of kindness can help peace become a reality. You know what to do, don’t YOU? Set your intention to make peace your most active thought today.


Monday…in the village.

Let us introduce to you, local artist, Catherine Gueret Frym. She is sitting in front of one of her beautiful paintings and her question to you is…

Who will YOU make peace with…BUT… with a French twist!!!

If we would have saved one life, then it would have been a worthwhile mission.
~Jeremy Gilley
Join the movement.

Catherine Gueret Frym

Photography: Terrie Dahl-Thomas

binvested in your community…binvested in your world…binvested in peace…

The #PeaceDayProject2014…

POD...Sept 22 Karen
It’s that time again.

Third times a charm … so we hear.

21st September is International Peace Day and it is devoted to, not only, ceasefire between countries, but peace at every level.

Peace in the heart…
Peace in the home…
PeaceĀ  between neighbors…
Peace in the cities…
Peace in the nations…
Peace in the World…

It started with one man and one crazy idea. Founder and Filmmaker, Jeremy Gilley, started a journey 15 years ago to establish a day of ceasefire and non-violence on a fixed calendar day. It was unanimously adopted by the United Nations in 2001, and with the help of Ambassador for Peace One Day, Jude Law, it has grown into a day far from symbolism.

This day is not just to create awareness–of which it does with magnitude. This day calculates and measures the amount of ceasefire, non-violence, and people acting more peacefully on 21st September.

The goal: 3 billion people aware of Peace Day and acting more peacefully by 2016.

Okay. Here is where we tell you what we’re doing to celebrate this most important cause. Each day of the week, leading up to Peace Day, a different villager will be pictured with their words of peace, in their native language. Also, we will be sharing with you some of the events that Peace One Day is conducting to spread the word. We have also registered this project–for the third year–with the organization to assist in the measurement for peaceful activities across the globe.

We think everyone has a role to play, so here we are — Terrie and Karen — holding our peace poster. We created this poster 3 years to commemorate this special day, and we’ve been toting it around ever since in promotion of peace and rasing awareness within our community.

And, so it begins.

Who will YOU make peace with???

Please, check out the website listed below.
Join the movement.

Photography: Terrie Dahl-Thomas

I realize peace one day is about peace and recognizing the cultural differences around the entire world……however
this project, for me, is about embracing the cultural diversity WITHIN one community, living together in peace. I may not be able to read these signs written in a different languages but I know love feels the same for each of us. AND (Love has no political boundaries.)
~ Terrie Dahl-Thomas

AND… of course… a new sign off for this week.

binvested in your community…binvested in your world…binvested in peace…