Sept. 21 – International Day of Peace

International Day of PeaceThe International Day of Peace, sometimes unofficially known as World Peace Day, is observed every year on this day. It reminds us that peace begins within each of our hearts. It is up to every individual. Peace cannot be forced upon us like war can be.

With the recent terrorist attacks, never is it more important to stay focused on positive thoughts which will manifest into positive actions.

At noon today, the United Nations Peace Bell was rung at UN Headquarters in NYC. The bell was cast from coins donated by children from all continents except Africa and was a gift of Japan, as “a reminder of the human cost of war.” The inscription on its side reads, “Long live absolute world peace.”

Please, keep peace in your heart. I promise to do the same.