“World Peace and an Avocado Sandwich” inspired this joint peace project. This has been my husband’s response whenever he is asked what he wants for a gift. What do you do with that??? One year, I sent an email to everyone I know, sent emails to all kinds of organizations, and handed out hundreds of flyers to people on the street asking them to extend forgivness, an act of kindness, or even just a smile to contribute peace to their portion of the world. We received emails from all over the world telling us what interesting things were being done to honor peace for my husband’s birthday. So began the inspiration for this peace project . . . (By the way, I also made him an avocado sandwich.)
My husband and I do not typically aspire to any New Year’s resolutions. We are also not ones to think our lives are of any interest to others, so we’ve never seen ourselves as bloggers. Yet, at this moment, it feels right to put our intentions and our efforts towards World Peace out in cyberspace to hopefully inspire others towards an increased consciousness of PEACE.
During the year 2011, my husband and I intend to make this the year of our peace project. As part of the btpeaceproject, I intend to take some action, big or small, towards increasing the level of peace in the world on a daily basis. I also hope to have the discipline to blog about it on a regular basis, if not daily. Here’s to a NEW YEAR filled with PEACE ON EARTH, good will to EVERYONE!
This morning, when making breakfast for our overnight guest, I stopped to appreciate the most glorious sunrise (crazy to be up at sunrise after a late night, but the sunrise made it totally worth it!)
While watching the magnificant show, my heart quieted, I felt a growing sense of peace, which I sent out to all people on the planet. I also quietly sung a song I learned eons ago in grade school . . . You know the song . . . “Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me. . . . ”
After a yummy breakfast, we had a stimulating conversation about this peace project, intentionality and consciousness, and Small Acts of Resistance: How Courage, Tenacity, and Ingenuity Can Change the World, a book we recently started reading.
What small act are you doing to make a difference in your part of the world? Please share with us as we start this journey, knowing not where it will lead us.