When Miami native Don Morris decided to institute World Peace Day in 1997, his effort was decidedly grass roots. Determined to keep the day non-religious and free of governmental controls; he was left with no real leader or way to organize. Still, little by little, World Peace Day is gaining recognition as the simple yet profound effort of individuals to change the world for the better.
The founder, known as “Peaceguy”, has offered several unifying elements of the celebration.
- Drive with your lights on to signal to others that you desire peace, both locally and globally
- Pray the prayer that Morris wrote and published – or speak it as a mantra
- Join the “Paper Crane Project”, which has the goal of sending paper cranes to world leaders, asking for peace measures
The final request by Peaceguy is simple – be kind to one another. Make peace with those you are fighting with. Extend a hand to someone you normally would not.
Should your peace offering include flowers, Blossom Flower Shop has some inspirational ideas perfect for peacemakers. The Lucky Bamboo is said to carry a wise and peaceful aura with it wherever it is placed; a peace lily plant – growing out of a vase complete with beta fish – will provide serenity and tranquility to any space.
On November 17, be a peacemaker in your corner of Westchester County. Lasting peace can only occur when individuals desire change, both in themselves and in their own sphere of influence. We hope World Peace Day inspires you to making the world just a little more peaceful in your own way. Blossom Flower Shops of Yonkers and White Plains is here to provide the ideas you need.