Monday, April 22, 2013

Facebook Day of Peace

Act #112:  Remember all that is good in the world.


Happy Facebook Day of Peace.  Today I am joining thousands of others in refraining from posting negativity in any form. That's right - nothing political, nothing angry, nothing depressing, and at the event creator's request, "no whining, no bitching...just... peace."  What makes me hopeful?  The next generation who still sees the possibilities.  So Facebook Day of Peace creator, your wish is my command.


The International Children’s Peace Prize 2012 was presented to Kesz Valdez from the Philippines.  Valdez received the prestigious award for his efforts to improve the rights of street children in the Philippines, where more than 246,000 street children are subjected to abuse, violence and child labor.  An abuse survivor himself, on his seventh birthday, Valdez started the organization, Championing Community Children, teaching children in underprivileged communities about hygiene, food and children’s rights. 


Last week in Wilmington, Deleware, the students of Grace Church Preschool and Kindergarten painted bookmarks and  collected 1,243 books with the help of teachers, families and community members. The books are destined for Ghana as part of the African Library Project to set up small libraries for children and teachers across that country.
 

 Setting up shop just outside Luke’s Locker on Mockingbird Lane in Dallas, TX, North Texas kids ran a lemonade stand and raised $700 to help victims of the Boston bombing.  Luke's Locker is a local running hub that trained and sent quite a few local marathoners to the race in Boston. They all came home safe.


4 comments:

  1. Wow. This is absolutely amazing! It warms my heart to see the good in the world, started by altruistic, grassroots groups of folks who just want to make things a little better. Thank you for this, and happy Day of Peace to you!

    Agnes Patil, creator of the thing! :)

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    1. So honored to have the creator chime in and thank you for your wonderful, wonderful effort my friend!

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  2. Totally love this! And being FROM Dallas (but now living in L.A.) I feel a sense of pride for the lemonade stand kids. Thanks so much!

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    1. Lemonade for peace! Thanks for your comments!

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