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

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The #PeaceDayProject…September 21, 2013

POD, Sept 21,2013
It’s International Peace Day. OH! HAPPY DAY!!!

Our #PeaceDayProject today goes to…

The villagers…the citizens…the peeps…the lovely souls of Safety Harbor, Florida, pictured here with City Commissioners, Nina Bandoni and Nancy Besore.

You all deserve a round of applause.

It is with gratitude this is written. Gratitude for this beautiful group of villagers that took time out of their day–a really inconvenient time of day–to put their PRESENCE to work in the name of peace. You all are the best…THANK YOU!!!!

We would like to ask anyone reading this to please google http://www.peaceoneday.org and check out this website. It’s truly inspiring. Today, Peace One Day is streaming live for 24 hours with festivities and a concert from The Peace Palace in the Netherlands. YOu can celebrate Peace Day with the world, so if you have time, please check it out…OR…just make the time because it is soooo worth it.

AND…now the 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
(Why did a man born in 604BC “get” peace and we still can’t “get” it today…just sayin’…)

Who will you make peace with???
http://www.peaceoneday.org

City of Safety Harbor
http://www.cityofsafetyharbor.com

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

binvested in your community…binvested in your world…just binvested…

The #PeaceDayProject…Counting Down…3…

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UH-OH!!! Guess what day it is???

GUESS. WHAT. DAY. IT. IS.

Anybody???

It’s HUMP DAaaaaay!!!!!!!!!

Day 3 of our #PeaceDayProject goes to…

Safety Harbor Recreation Department
(Don’t they look happier than a camel on Wednesday?)

Yet, another department of our city government supporting International Peace Day.

When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.
~Jimi Hendrix

Who will you make peace with???
http://www.PeaceOneDay.org

City of Safety Harbor
http://www.cityofsafetyharbor

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

binvested in your community…binvested in your world…

The #PeaceDayProject…Counting Down…4…

POD 2013-LibraryWe’re counting down to International Peace Day featuring a different department within our city government.

Day 4 of our #PeaceDayProject goes to…

Safety Harbor Library

Peace may sound simple–one beautiful word–but it requires everything we have, every quality, every strength, every dream, every high ideal.
~Yehudi Menuhin

Who will you make peace with???
http://www.PeaceOneDay.org

City of Safety Harbor
http://www.cityofsafetyharbor.com

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

binvested in your community…binvested in your world…

The #PeaceDayProject…Counting Down…5…

POD 2013-Fire Dept
We’re counting down to International Peace Day featuring a different department within our city government and their salute to peace.

Day 5 of our #PeaceDayProject goes to…

Safety Harbor Fire Department–Station 52

It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it.
~Eleanor Roosevelt

Who will you make peace with???
http://www.PeaceOneDay.org

City of Safety Harbor
http://www.cityofsafetyharbor.com

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

binvested in your community…binvested in your world…