September 21st is International Day of Peace, a day when individuals can do participate in peace activities. International Day of Peace – or PeaceDay as it’s sometimes referred was first celebrated in 1982.
It doesn’t matter where we are or what we do – we’re all equipped with ears and eyes to see what’s happening in the world around us, we have a mouth and the power of speech to talk about what we see and hear, but how many do it?
If we were to all take the time to open our eyes and talk about the atrocities taking place around the world, the plight of the displaced, the lives being lost through famine, flood and war – we will be part of the global movement to help make a difference, and we can make a difference.
Many songs and stories have been written about making a change in the world – my pick would be the John Lennon classic “Give Peace a Chance”
We are guardians of the world we live in and we all have a part to play in making this place we call home a safer, happier and more prosperous place for everyone.
Race, creed and politics are often the cause of conflict, let race, creed, politics and are voices be the change the world needs to heal, to remove the trauma, death and destruction going on around us.
Lift your voice, be heard, share your stories, your vision, let others know that you are one of many that wants to see peace and harmony throughout the world.
Not sure where to start? There are numerous organisations working to make the world a better place – look out for them, offer your support, put pen to paper, write a blog, spread your views and vision through social media, connect with groups and individuals on Facebook, let it be known you’re prepared to help make a difference. You can do it.
“Heal the world – make it a better place” great words from the King of Pop