Yesterday was International Day of Peace.
The day was created to provide an opportunity for people to create practical acts of peace on a shared date.
Though established in 1981 by a United Nations resolution, a fixed date wasn’t established until 2002.
The day’s creation caused the UN to devote itself to worldwide peace and encouraged everyone to work towards this goal.
World peace may never be attained, but it’s something that we should always strive for. Spreading messages of peace should never be restricted to one day a year.
Everyday we should do our part to make this world a better place, by righting our wrongs and taking the initiative to improve the lives of others, locally and across the globe.
A good place to start is by accepting others and realizing that although their political, religious, or even moral views may be far different from yours, chances are they are really not that much more different than you.
Because they would probably like to see peace in this world too.
Another good place to start is by taking action. Stop just complaining about the state of the world or your community.
Take the initiative.
Help others when you see them in trouble.
Participate in peace.
One of my favourite peace quotes is from Mahatma Gandhi, who said: “There is no way to peace. Peace is the way.”