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Peace building and a Call to Action

September 21

International Day of Peace

Why wait? Let's focus on peace all month long. After all, peace is more than the absence of violence. It includes harmony, prosperity, equality, and kindness. So the cure to violence is to demonstrate more reflections of peace and that will generate more. I promise you. It’s not magic, it’s math! But we have to amp it up. So let's all do something to make the world more fair, more harmonious, more awesome. Don’t wait for someone else to do it. You can reach out to a friend, make a donation, say thank you, give a compliment, plant a flower, raise a peace flag, smile at a stranger, leave a love note, and so much more every day and all in the name of peace. It only takes a minute!

Keeping the peace in political conversations with friends

Let's face it, we can't have THAT conversation with everyone whose political views are different from our own. Some people just don't want to talk about it. Some may not be comfortable because they don't know all the facts about all the issues involved. And some just want to hang onto what they believe without having to explain it to anyone else. Fine. We need to honor that preference. But if you have the chance to have a healthy conversation with someone "on the other side,&