The International Day of Peace

The International Day of Peace is an annual event designed to bring peace to every individual across the globe.  It is also a Day of Ceasefire. So, on 21 September 2013 stop fighting, stop arguing and make peace with your loved ones.

Established as the result of a United Nations Resolution, the first International Peace Day was marked in 1982.   The day aims to encourage personal and political ceasefires and bring everyone together in celebration of our commitment to peace.

The really wonderful thing about this day is that anyone can celebrate it. Worldwide, people can mark the day alone, organise an event, or join in on one of the many other events taking place.   Perhaps you could do something completely different and check out the official website to find an event happening near you and then go along to spread the word about world peace, and take the opportunity to join in the fun!

World peace may just seem like a beauty pageant cliche to many but it is a coveted state that most of us wish for every day.  On this day I am going to be finding my inner peace.  No bickering or squabbling over the little things and an end to any disputes.   Even if it means doing that pile of dishes rather than arguing about who will do them!

How often do you remember to take the time to be at peace with yourself?  Doing something as simple as taking a few minutes to breathe in deeply, in and out could make a big difference to your day.  Life is often so frantic yet many of the little things that make us feel stressed are easily fixable.

I don’t know about you, but I am fed up hearing about people hurting and killing one another over silly disputes in workplaces and shopping centres!

International Day of Peace should be more than just a day and I hope that the ethos of peace continues way past 21st September.