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!!!

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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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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.

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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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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!!!

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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 … 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

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…2…

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Let’s hear some lingo…

We’re counting down to International Peace Day featuring departments within our city government.

Day 2 of our #PeaceDayProject goes to…

Safety Harbor Public Works Department
(They’re soooo groovy, and)
They are diggin’ on Peace One Day.

Peace is a journey of a thousand miles and it must be taken one step at a time.
~Lyndon B. Johnson

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…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…

The #PeaceDayProject…

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21st September…It’s all about peace…
Peace in the heart…
Peace in the home…
Peace between neighbors…
Peace in the cities…
Peace in the nations…
Peace in the World…

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

It all started with one individual and an idea. Jeremy Gilley started a journey in 1999 to create a day of global unity…intercultural cooperation…Peace Day. It was unanimously adopted in 2001 by the United Nations, and has steadily grown to about 280 million peeps aware of Peace Day. With the help of Jude Law, Ambassador for Peace One Day, and individuals coming together for peace, the goal of three billion peeps aware of Peace Day and acting more peacefully by 2016 is definitely attainable.

Last year, we registered an online event with the Peace One Day Organization. We had a simply marvelous time toting our peace poster around the village and getting our fellow villagers in on the action.

Well, it’s that time again, and this year’s campaign is targeting…families, friends and communities. It’s not just about reduction of violence between countries. It’s about reduction of violence in the home…the schools…the communities.

Domestic violence, bullying, hate crimes and community cohesion are some of the themes this year, so we decided to take our #PeaceDayProject to our city government and get them involved. Different departments within our village, promoting peace (with our cool peace poster) will be showcased everyday for the rest of the week.

Starting off the #PeaceDayProject is binvested (Kawen and Tewwie) asking you to be a part of the largest gathering of individuals standing together in the name of peace. AND…asking you the question…Who will you make peace with?????????

Please check out http://www.PeaceOneDay.org and join the movement!!!

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
~Anne Frank

BTW…a new sign-off, but just for this week.
binvested in your community…binvested in your world…