The International Day of Peace is in one week! What will you do on Peace Day? How can you help to make the world a Peaceful place to live?
This year’s theme for Peace Day is Right to Peace. We all should have the right to live in a peaceful world. The reality is, our world is full of a variety of things; love; hate; joy; sadness; anger; frustration; peace. But the key is, we choose to make our world how we live it based on attitude and priorities.
We can take a bad situation and just be angry, or we can take that situation and learn to live with it. But the one thing we have control over, if nothing else, is the way we ACT.
We can decide to React to something or NOT. We have the power to help our neighbors, be kind to others, and think about those who are less fortunate than us. WE HAVE THAT POWER. It is up to us to choose to ACT on it.
Another theme this year is Act For Peace. You can take one simple step towards peace, it doesn’t have to be a large donation to a non-profit organization, it doesn’t have to be money, it can be donating your time, or sharing stories of hope and peace.
I’ll be photographing Peace Day Philly again this year. I believe in the possibility of a peaceful world and I want to create images of others who will be participating in Peace Day, because they too, believe that Peace is a possibility.
I invite you to share your photographs with me for the Images For Peace project. We are working on collecting images of those people who are committed to being a “Peacebuilder”. Visit the site for more info on submitting images and sharing stories of how you plan to celebrate Peace Day 2014! ~