September 21, 2020

International Day of Peace

September 21st is the International Day of Peace. "...The United Nations General Assembly declared it a day "devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace." For world peace, the United Nations has called upon on all nations to put their weapons down and reaffirm their commitment towards global harmony." (Online)

Wouldn't it be something if we could all set aside our differences for a day and commit to a day of peace and harmony with everyone we come into contact with?

At present there is no shortage of conflict, disagreement and disharmony. As a matter of fact, conflict and disagreements are big business in America. It makes for great television fodder serving to fuel the national news cycle with a deluge of non-stop visuals and news footage. Elected officials are also doing a wonderful job exemplifying the contention derived from conflict and disagreement. We have become so accustom to the ongoing exposure, it feels as though we have become desensitized to the resulting hostilities.

What if for one single day, we set aside our differences and our conflicts, we brush aside the disharmony and discord and take a moment to pause and reflect on seeking first to understand and then to be understood?

What if for one day, we opted to share, with everyone in our circle, a national day of harmony where we turn off the fear mongering on television, disconnect from the negativity on social media and just celebrate a day of harmony and peace with those in our proximity?

What if we committed to doing this for just one week?

Stay healthy, stay safe!

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