The #PeaceDayProject2016 … 21st September

Peace One Day 21st September

Happy Peace Day to you all!

What a pic!!!! As stated in an earlier post, sometimes a picture is all you need to convey the message. Thank you Safety Harbor, Florida for five years of investing in peace.

Are you interested in celebrating Peace Day with the people that started this movement? Join the global celebration of Peace Day by logging onto Facebook and watching live feeds on 21st September from the Peace One Day Headquarters.

NOW…. the quote we use every year because … well ……. it’s perfect. So, the perfect pic gets the perfect quote.

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

RIP Gerry Moynihan. Your birthday party gave us the perfect picture of peace.

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

Photography: Terrie Thomas

Words: Karen Vest

binvested in your community … binvested in your world … binvested in peace …
And we are out of here!!!

The #PeaceDayProject2016 … Bonus!

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One more “bonus” day, because why not. We are so thankful that we live in a community that understands that we’re all in this together.  When we asked for help, we got it with gusto, and it’s ONLY because the residents of Safety Harbor committed to assisting us in making it happen.

Sometimes words just can’t express what this project means to us, but pictures do!!!

We know.

You’re tired of reading the questions, but it’s part of the project so ………

Who will you make peace with?

What will you do for peace one Peace Day?

Why not use social media to get the message out?  Tweet, share or like your way to peace, and tell all your followers about Peace One Day.

Peace to you!

 

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

Photography: Terrie Thomas

Words: Karen Vest

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The #PeaceDayProject2016 …

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We’re winding down our peace project. Hopefully, if you participated, you’ll find your pic in one of our collages.

This day was unanimously voted in by the United Nations back in 2001. In September of 2015, the UN set forth a plan to help further along the idea of a more peaceful society. They adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all. It’s called “The 17 Sustainable Development Goals” and they consider these to be the building blocks to achieve peace in our world. They also have created “The Lazy Person’s Guide to Saving the World” which gives simple ideas that you can choose to adopt into your daily life to help make an impact. Check out their website which is listed below.

Again … the questions …..

Who will you make peace with?

What will you do for peace on Peace Day?

How about takin’ it to the streets!!! Organize a walk for peace. Bring together your friends, family and community to unite on Peace Day, 21st September. Want to be anti-social? Take your own personal stroll in support of peace and global unity.

Walk on …. in peace!!!

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

United Nations
http://www.un.org

Photography: Terrie Thomas

Words: Karen Vest

RIP Lois Spencer…we miss you.

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The #PeaceDayProject2016 …

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Happy Monday!!! We’re counting down to Peace Day, and by now, we hope you are picturing what it would be like to live in a peaceful world.

We’ve shared all four #PeaceDayProjects, so the next few days we will be posting more pics of our villagers from Safety Harbor, Florida. Our town is approximately five square miles, which means we’re ALL neighbors. See….. we’re lucky! We aren’t faced with conflict like other parts of the globe. That’s why we support and promote the peace movement … even if it’s just for a day.

In an earlier post, we said that many hands have touched our yellow peace poster to pose for peace, so it is with great gratitude for your help in celebrating Peace One Day.  Aaahhhh, you villagers are the best!!!   Enjoy Monday’s collage!!!

And now, let’s return to the questions.

Who will you make peace with?

What will you do for peace on Peace Day?

How about breaking bread with neighbors or strangers. Cook a meal, get take-out, have a picnic and do it in the name of peace on 21st September.

Cheers! And pass the peace, please!!

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

Photography: Terrie Thomas

Words: Karen Vest

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The #PeaceDayProject2016 …


Helloooo, and welcome back! The 2016 Peace Day festivities are underway, and we hope that you enjoying this project as much as we enjoyed creating it.

This project is about making a little change in the world and asking you all reading this to make a little change, as well. Peace is all about individual action so take some time and think about what your contribution can be. And, yes we have ideas for you in each post leading up to Peace Day.

2014 showed some impressive statistics with the Peace One Day Report which recorded over 1 billion people exposed to Peace Day messages and 10 million people behaving more peacefully on the day as a result of the movement.

Our throwback collage from 2014 was about how peace comes in all languages. It is with sincere appreciation to all the villagers that took the time to help us with expressing peace in their native tongue.

Now onto the questions …

Who will you make peace with?

What will you do for peace on Peace Day?

Here’s an idea for you!!! One Day One Goal uses the power of sport in observation of Peace Day, 21st September. Organize a soccer match or even a tournament dedicated to peace.

Not a soccer player??? Pick whatever sport you like.

Not the sporty type???

It’s okay, we have more ideas coming your way.,

Peace out, ya’ll!

Peace One Day
peaceoneday.org

Photography: Terrie Thomas

Words: Karen Vest

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The #PeaceDayProject2016 …

wp-1473206541314.jpg And Awaaay We Go!!! ( Thank you, Jackie Gleason for the great opening line!)

We’re counting down to Peace Day with some throwback pics from our past projects that were registered with the POD Organization.

But, first … we would like to give you some statistics .

For Peace Day 2013 a 68% increase in the number of those aware of the day was recorded. That’s 470 million peeps!!! And, of that number, around 4-8 million peeps behaved more peacefully in their own lives as a result of this initiative. Can you say AWESOMESAUCE!!!!

The year 2013 meant that we had to step it up a notch … which meant we had to have a plan. We decided to ask our city government to take part in our #PeaceDayProject, of which, they gladly accepted. Thank you to the City of Safety Harbor for being part of that 470 million.

Now…onto the questions from the last post…

Who will you make peace with??? (This is personal. Search your mind and see what arises.)

What will you do for peace on Peace Day? (We can help with this one.)

Let’s try some art!  Paint, sculpt, sketch or photograph … changing the world by expressing yourself for Peace on that day.

Note: No names will be listed on any of the pics, so please stay tuned all week to see if you made it onto a collage. Who knows, we may even have a couple of extra posts this week! Be on the lookout and peace be with you!

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

Photography : Terrie Thomas

Words: Karen Vest

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The #PeaceDayProject2016 …

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Can you imagine living in a world free from conflict, war, hate crimes, bullying, domestic and gender-based violence???

It would be nice, wouldn’t it??? But, that’s not the case. The world seems full of terror and hate, which fill our lives with fear, anxiety, and turmoil.

It’s time for some hope…

That’s why we support International Peace Day, a day of global unity and intercultural cooperation. A day that measures the amount of ceasefire and nonviolence all over the globe, and is celebrated on 21st September.

Peace One Day was founded by Jeremy Gilley, an actor turned filmmaker, who became concerned about what was going on in the world. He decided to give the world some hope, and in 1999 launched the Peace One Day Organization, which was unanimously adopted by the United Nations in 2001.

Now it’s time to take it local!!!

We are celebrating our fifth year of promoting Peace Day with … of course … another week-long project.

Every year we register this project with the Peace One Day Organization to be a part of the measurement of peace and peaceful activities. We also pick a different theme for every #PeaceDayProject.

(Here’s where we tell you this year’s theme!!!)

Are you ready?????????

DRUMROLL PLEASE!!!!!!

We’re taking a walk down memory lane and saying thank you to all the residents that helped us promote peace throughout the last four years. A collage of pics every day of all you wonderful villagers from Safety Harbor, Florida that helped us promote peace will be published along with the theme chosen for that year.

By holding our little yellow peace poster, you also helped raise awareness for peace on a statistical level, as well.

WOOHOO!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

So, here we go kicking off Peace Day!  Follow us on our journey and see if you made it in the collage.

This pic is from 2012 and our theme was . . . . . well . . . . . there was really no theme at all, but that’s okay.  It’s about the path to peace on all levels.

Today, we have two questions for you:
Who will you make peace with?
What will you do for peace on Peace Day?

Don’t worry!!!!  We’ll  be listing some ideas to help you celebrate  this most important day.

 

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

Photography: Terrie Thomas

Words: Karen Vest

RIP Tim Thompson

*A new sign off for this week

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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

 

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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

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The #PeaceDayProject2015 … Friday …

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Well, the weekend is upon us. We hope that you are thinking and acting more peacefully as we shift from work mode to weekend mode. For the sake of any newbies to the #PeaceDayProject2015, our theme this week is kids and canines!

This week-long project is about getting involved. What can you do to raise awareness for peace in the home? What can you do to stop animal cruelty? What can you do to support Peace One Day???

We have an idea!!!!!!!!

You can shop for peace!!!

It’s the weekend ….. it’s time for kicking back and doing a little retail therapy, don’t ya think??? The Peace One Day website will be listed below, so take a look and start hitting that “add to cart” icon. Fashion Designers Marc Jacobs, Dave Little, Stella McCartney and Toby Mott are all contributors with some really unique t-shirt designs that support the campaign.

And if you live around the village, please visits the businesses that agreed to be a part of our #PeaceDayProject2015. They didn’t do it for the advertising ….. they did it because they believe in this movement.

Pictured: Our crew of the day!!! Left to right we have Drew, Jake holding Hershey with Chloe keeping the family corralled together. Thank you Andy and Cammie Zodrow for allowing your family to participate in the #PeaceDayProject2015.

So, remember to love your littles ….. treat all animals with kindness ….. shop for peace ….. support your local businesses, because they want peace.

AND … the question of the day ….
Who will YOu make peace with on 21st September????

Peace One Day Join the movement and shop for peace!
http://www.peaceoneday.org

Andy Zodrow
Vice-Mayor, City of Safety Harbor, Florida
http://www.cityofsafetyharbor.com

Cammie Zodrow
Senior Dolphin Trainer
Clearwater Marine Aquarium
http://www.seewinter.com

Photography: Terrie Dahl-Thomas

Words: Karen Vest

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The #PeaceDayProject2015 … Thursday …

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Happy Thursday to all. We’re here all week building peace one day at a time.

As you can see, the #PeaceDayProject2015 is all about kids and canines, but we would like to let you know of something Peace One Day is trying to create … AND … how you can help!!!

Peace One Day actually measures the amount of peaceful activities on the 21st September on all levels. We feel that everyone has a responsibility to institutionalizing this day, and no effort is too small. That’s why we have registered this project for the last 4 years.

Now, onto what you can do!!!

Let’s make millions more aware of Peace Day by contacting the world’s most powerful search engine and asking for their support in this cause.

YEP …. that would be Google …. and, YES …. we’re talking Google Doodle!!!

Email Google and ask them to dedicate their doodle on 21st September to peace.

Are you creative???

You can suggest your own Google Doodle!!! The address will be listed below.

Pictured: What a trio!!! Left to right we have Jaxson, Hope and Nikki, and oh…what fun it was to meet these jewels from the village. Thank you to their parents, Steve and Kelli Chickos, owners of The Dog House of Safety Harbor for letting them participate in our project.

We end with this question…..

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

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

Google
http://www.proposals@google.com

The Dog House of Safety Harbor
http://www.TheDogHouseOfSafetyHarbor.com

Photography: Terrie Dahl-Thomas

Words: Karen Vest

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The #PeaceDayProject2014…Wednesday

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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

http://www.PeaceOneDay.org
Join the movement.

Kumpa Tawornprom
http://www.Kumpart.com
Muzoguitar@yahoo.com

Photography: Terrie Dahl-Thomas
http://www.irubdeadfish@Etsy.com

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The #PeaceDayProject2014… Tuesday

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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

http://www.peaceoneday.org
Join the movement.

Photography: Terrie Dahl-Thomas
http://www.irubdeadfish@Etsy.com

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The #PeaceDayProject2014… Monday

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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.

AND…NOW…

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

http://www.PeaceOneDay.org
Join the movement.

Catherine Gueret Frym
catherinefrym@yahoo.fr
http://www.facebook.com/public/CatherineGueret

Photography: Terrie Dahl-Thomas
http://www.irubdeadfish@Etsy.com

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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…
Peace  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.

http://www.peaceoneday.org
Join the movement.

Photography: Terrie Dahl-Thomas
http://www.irubdeadfish@Etsy.com

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.

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21st September Has Arrived…

It’s 21st September…Peace Day…may you all be blessed with peace on all levels. My project is complete, and I would like to thank all my fellow villagers that participated in my contribution to Peace One Day.   It gave me hope in humanity… that WE CAN swing the pendulum from violence to a more peaceful society.

Terrie Dahl-Thomas…thankyou for your help.
Thankyou to the birthday party that agreed to be in this photograph…You all ROCKED!!!!!! AND…with all that positive energy, how can we not have PEACE ONE DAY.

If you haven’t yet, please visit peaceoneday.org and find out about…The Global Truce 2012.

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

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On 21st September…The Countdown-Day 5

It is no longer good enough to cry peace, we must act peace, live peace and live in peace.
-Shenandoah Proverb

Orlando and his son meditating for PEACE ONE DAY.

Check out peaceoneday.org and find out about…The Global Truce 2012.

What will you do to make PEACE on 21st September?????????

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On 21st September…The Countdown-Day 6

If you yourself are at peace, then there is at least some peace in the world.
-Thomas Merton

Tim hopes for PEACE ONE DAY…

Check out peaceoneday.org and find out about…The Global Truce 2012.

What will you do to make PEACE on 21st September?????????

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