The #PeaceDayProject2016 …

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Thanks for stopping by! We hope you are feeling more peaceful and hopeful for a more peaceful society in the future.

Jeremy Gilley, the founder of Peace One Day, has recorded over 900 hours of young people’s thoughts on the idea of a starting point for peace. Through a window of a day, they would be able to get involved in the peace process through art, sport, and music  … helping to move the efforts for a more peaceful society forward.

The year 2015 statistically showed this day becoming self-sustaining with an estimated 1.5 billion people now exposed to Peace Day messages with 709 million people now aware of Peace Day.  Of those aware, an estimated 13 million people behaved more peacefully on that day.

GOOD SHOW!!!!!!!!!

Let’s move onto our local project for 2015.  It was all about raising awareness for peace in the home.  We featured kids and canines ….. child abuse and animal abuse are not very peaceful in our book.  What about you?

Pictured above is our collage of our local littles and rescue pups.  Just look in their eyes and see the pure love and the pure joy of ………. being.  They make the world a better place so we should take better care of them.  Don’t you agree??

Okay … back to the questions ….

Who will you make peace with?

What will you do for peace on Peace Day?

Today’s suggestion is to make it a movie night.  Tune into YouTube and screen Jeremy Gilley’s film, “Day After Peace” which charts his journey creating Peace Day. Popcorn is optional but always more fun.  We hear that you can still buy Jiffy Pop to add a “pop” to the evening!  We know the littles might find it quite intriguing!

Have a peaceful 24 hours!

 

(Note:  To all subscribers that get this blog delivered via email, we had some computer shenanigans, but it needed a rewrite anyway, so sorry for yet another post delivered. )

 

Peace One Day

http://www.peaceoneday.org

 

Photography:  Terrie Thomas

Words:  Karen Vest

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once Upon a Time …..

dino National Picture Book MonthEvery November Americans celebrate a day that is centered around giving thanks for our blessings. Family and friends coming together to enjoy a nice meal and to express gratitude for each other; it’s known as Thanksgiving but we like to refer to it as a shared experience.

Thanksgiving is not our focus here today. What we would like to talk about is … sharing an experience. One that involves a parent and a child or a teacher and his/her students ….. really anyone can participate in this “sharing fest” we’re FINALLY getting to.

November is …………. National Picture Book Month!!!

Founded by author and storyteller Diane de Las Casa, Picture Book Month is an international literacy initiative that celebrates the print picture book. Through essays, promotional kits and activities, such as the PBM Ambassador Badge and the themed calendar, PBM is encouraging us to turn the page instead of “swiping” the screen. Reading to a child with a “real” book stimulates imagination and sparks curiosity. For the adult, it gives us an opportunity to escape the mundane and slip into a world of enchanted forests and talking animals.

Sharing an experience like that??? COuld be the best twenty minutes of your day!

Now it’s time to take it into the village.

Dino Kotopoulis (pictured) is the illustrator of the book “Captain Tortuga and the Treasure of Sand Key”, which is an educational children’s book written by David Kinne. What is so amazing about this book is that it was created with no thought of profit to either author or the award-winning illustrator. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the book will go to Clearwater Marine Aquarium and its rescue … rehabilitate … release program.

Please check out “Captain Tortuga and the Treasure of Sand Key”, an adventure on the high seas … AND … learning a thing or two about protecting our endangered sea turtles.

BTW ….. Both author and illustrator are local residents of Safety Harbor, Florida. We are so blessed to have them in the village, and we salute them in their efforts to preserve nature and to preserve the “shared experience” ….. picture books.

National Picture Book Month
http://www.picturebookmonth.com READ * SHARE * CELEBRATE

Captain Tortuga & The Treasure Of Sand Key
Kinne / Kotopoulis
http://www.m.facebook.com/captaintortugabook
Insta: @captaintortugabook

You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild to pick up a book and read to a child
– Dr. Seuss

Photography: Terrie Dahl-Thomas

Words: Karen Vest

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

The #PeaceDayProject2015 … 21st September!!!!!!!!!

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HAPPY PEACE DAY TO ALL!!!

Thank you to all the lovely children and rescue pups that participated in our #PeaceDayProject2015.  There is nothing better than experiencing the pure essence of kids and canines!

Pictured just like a clock, check out ….. Kayla at 12 o’clock, Titiana at 3 o’clock, Isabelle at 6 o’clock and Elise at 9 o’clock, holding Cody. It’s “time” for everyone to celebrate Peace ….. just for one day. Who knows where we can go from there??? Thank you Dr. Mariana Delgado for allowing your daughter, Elise and her friends to participate in the #PeaceDayProject2015.

Now, the quote we use every year to end our project … May peace be with you always and in all ways …

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

Who will YOu make peace with on 21st September?????????

Peace One Day
http://www.peaceoneday.org Join the movement!

Mariana Delgado, MD
802 2nd St N #1
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
727-799-7530

Photography: Terrie Dahl-Thomas

Words: Karen Vest

If you did not have time to watch the 17 minute video about Peace One Day on Sept. 14th to kick off the #PeaceDayProject2015, maybe you can watch the 1 minute video to end the project. PLEASE…AND…THANK YOU!!!

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

The #PeaceDayProject2015 … Sunday …

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It’s almost … Peace Day 2015!

Now ……
let’s fast forward to 2050. What do you think Peace Day will be like??? We’re not sure, but if we keep working for peace on all levels, we may be able to reach the largest ever recorded cessation of hostilities both domestically and internationally. It’s all about individual action and getting children involved.

With that said, we would like to share with you a non-profit organization that focuses on getting the “littles” involved in Peace Day. They were inspired by Peace One Day and their campaign to raise awareness on the 21st September. They are a non-profit enterprise, and all money raised will go directly back into the company. It’s about children and education ….. it’s about peace, and moving it forward into the future.

We refer to them as our friends in peace, but you’ll find them on Google, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as … Postcards For Peace. They are all about getting young people involved in the peace process by raising awareness for peace and hosting events like a design competition and the postcard exchange network. All the info will be on the web address listed below, as well as, an introductory video of what Postcards For Peace is all about. Please watch and be inspired!

It’s time for another pic in our kids and canines week. Here is the lovely angel, Zoey and her rescue, Gracie. Thank you to Safety Harbor residents, Gloria and Kevin Francis for letting them participate in our peace party.

Today, instead of a question, we would like to give you a thought that was given to us by our friends in peace ….. I BELIEVE I CAN CHANGE MY WORLD!!!!

Peace One Day
http://www.peaceoneday.org Join the movement!

Postcards For Peace
http://www.postcardsforpeace.org

Photography: Terrie Dahl-Thomas

Words: Karen Vest

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

The #PeaceDayProject2015 … Saturday …

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Nothing cryptic here 🙂 ….. just kids and canines celebrating peace working up to International Peace Day, the 21st September.

Peace One Day has many goals … ceasefire, non-violence, peace within our homes, schools and communities. They also measure the amount of people coming together in the name of peace. This day is far from symbolism … that’s why measurement of peace on all levels is so important.

Now, it is time to promote peace together by individual action!!!

It’s called the “Thunderclap” and it’s an easy way for individuals to promote Peace One Day. It’s just a little click of a button and Thunderclap does the rest. It amplifies the message of peace and spreads it on social media via Twitter, Facebook or Tumbler. By registering on Thunderclap, you are allowing them to share a message on your behalf in support of Peace One Day. It’s just ONE message … ONE time only, which will be on Peace Day.

WHAT SAY YOU???

Why not put your individuality to work. Speak out for peace within homes, schools and communities. Speak out against child abuse ….. speak out against animal cruelty ….. let your voice be counted!!!

Our pic of the day is from Ed’s Fine Wines in the village. His name is Brunello, and he is promoting a peaceful and cruelty-free society. Thank you to Brunello’s dad, Ed Giancola for letting Brunello be part of our #PeaceDayProject2015.

Always ……… the question is ……… Who will YOu make peace with???

Peace One Day Join the movement! Join the Thunderclap!
http://www.peaceoneday.org

Ed’s Fine Wines
***Check out Brunello’s Wine Blog***
http://www.edsfinewines.com

Photography: Terrie Dahl-Thomas

Words: Karen Vest

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

The #PeaceDayProject2015 … Tuesday …

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Woohoo!!! The #PeaceDayProject2015 is underway!!!

We’re here all week celebrating peace at every level.

Peace in the heart…
Peace in the home..
Peace between neighbors…
Peace in the cities…
Peace in the nations…
Peace in the world…

This year we have chosen children and rescue animals as our theme. Both have pure essences and a unique quality that most of us forgot along the years ….. unconditional love. So why is there so much abuse of these innocent souls??? A question for you to ponder as this week plays out.

It’s the age of innocence … in dog years!!! Because, that’s how we roll!!!

We hope you enjoy seeing some of our little villagers, as well as, some of our canine villagers promoting peace!

Pictured: Marissa holding the peace poster we made 4 years ago. Thank you to her parents, owners of Sabai Asian Bistro in the village for letting her participate in our celebration.

Who will YOu make peace with on 21st September???

Peace One Day
http://www.peaceoneday.org

Sabai Asian Bistro
http://www.sabaiasianbistro.com

Photography: Terrie Dahl-Thomas

Words: Karen Vest

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