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September 20, 2015

WEEK 26 OF ACTION: INTERNATIONAL PEACE DAY

by PBUnitedWay
international peace day

Monday is International Peace Day.  It is a day for everyone around the world to reflect on how we can contribute to make our world a more peaceful place. It’s a moment to pause… to reflect on the impact we have on the world… and to raise our expectations of what is possible.

If you want to start the day out right, one of our partner agencies Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse has planned a sunrise event. You’ll have to be out the door early because it starts at 6:45 a.m. at Anchor Park in Delray Beach. The free event includes light yoga and stretching with acoustic guitar accompaniment and song. For more information please visit http://www.avdaonline.org.

A lot of people think that acts of peace have to be big and heroic, like going to a far off country or winning the Nobel Peace Prize. But, International Peace Day can be as simple as a random act of kindness. Betty Williams, Nobel Laureate, said it best “To say that on a daily basis you can make a difference, well, you can. One act of kindness a day can do it.” Peace is something that we can act on, something that we can do, right here right now. Little by little, with very simple actions, we can make a difference. Say “thank you” with a smile if someone does something nice for you, help your neighbor carry their groceries, or help volunteer with a local non-profit or agency.

As you go through your day, remember that we are all connected. Even though our struggles might come in different forms and the differences of our lives may vary, remember that every person out there is always after the same goal: JOY!

So Hello Monday – Let’s Do This!

Help spread the word about the Town of Palm Beach United Way on social media for a chance to win a GoPro! Contest details: http://www.palmbeachunitedway.org/LikeUs

And, please share with us how you made your week count. No, it doesn’t need to take place on Monday – Monday just gets us excited about what the week has to offer, what we (ourselves) have to offer.

  1. Follow us on: icons
  2. Look for the weekly theme on all of our social media throughout the day on Mondays
  3. Photograph, video, post, tweet about your experience
  4. Remember to tag @PBUnitedWay and use the weekly hashtags

We have an AWESOME community, let’s embrace it, make an impact — IT’S MONDAY, LET’S DO THIS!

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