World Gratitude Day and International Day of Peace...Does It Get Any Better!

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World Gratitude Day and International Day of Peace...Does It Get Any Better!

 

September 21 was chosen to acknowledge, celebrate and recognize World Gratitude Day and the International Day of Peace. 

 

World Gratitude Day originated in 1965 in Hawaii by an international group who felt we needed one day set aside to express our gratitude for what we have. 

 

 

The International Day of Peace was first celebrated in 1981 by the United Nations. In 2001 it was designated by the Assembly as a day of Non-violence and Cease-fire. 

 

The interconnection between the two is serendipitous in that each leads to the other. 

 

Being grateful for our lives and the people in them opens our minds and hearts to seeing the world around us in a more positive way.  We become more accepting of the small irritants we encounter. 

 

It isn’t always easy. When you consider what the whole world has been through since the beginning of 2020, it might be a reach to find what you’re grateful for. 

 

But everything is relative, isn’t it?! I am grateful that this whole pandemic occurred in a time when technology afforded us the ability to still “see” our family and friends, not to mention to continue our work.  

 

Being back in Houston...my roots...and with my family during this time brings me gratitude. Living in a state where people still say “please” and “thank you” and treat you as if they’ve known you forever is joy to me. 

 

When you recognize and appreciate what you have, you find inner peace.  Your inner soul, which you project to others makes those around you want to find the peace and joy you’ve found. 

 

 

What are you grateful for today?

What brings you peace?



Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Melody Beattie

 

Comments (26)

Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Gratitude really is such an amazing thing.

Enjoy your day!

Sep 21, 2021 05:12 AM
Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - Valley of the Sun / golfArizona@cox.net

Such an important day, we all must strive to reach. . Its Taco Tuesday, so.... soft or hard?  Thanks again for the post.  Make it a productive day.  Bill Salvatore

Sep 21, 2021 05:56 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kathy, wouldn't it be nice to have International Peace?   Think we are far from that.  Sure am grateful every single day when I wake and get to enjoy another day.

Sep 21, 2021 07:06 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Kathy,

Another remarkable day to think about.  And I think this all starts with one self.  Happy Tuesday.  A

Sep 21, 2021 07:12 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy and great blog to share with us here in the Rain.  Leave for hospital now

Sep 21, 2021 08:09 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy so I gather today is a double dipper day???

- World Gratitude Day

- International Day of Peace

Sep 21, 2021 01:14 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Tuesday afternoon, Kathy.

Take care, be safe and have a lovely evening.

Sep 21, 2021 01:32 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy Streib - I agree with Alexandra of Ron and Alexandra Seigel.  It starts within all of us.  I take a few minutes as the sun is rising every morning to reflect on the day ahead, affirm my gratitude for my blessed life. 

We just had a full Harvest Moon and every month I write down all the negative energy that I might have and I burn this paper safely outside and offer this up for positive energy in return.  It is kind of like another meditation with a private ceremony.  It is very cathartic. 

Sep 21, 2021 01:56 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Sham Reddy CRS and very happy you made it to the ZOOM meeting. 

 

Grant Schneider you are so lucky to have your family with you!!! 

Sep 21, 2021 04:57 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Wayne Martin I need to send you a quote by H.LMencken. I think you'll enjoy it. 

Brian England I truly believe you are!!!

Sep 21, 2021 04:58 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Nina Hollander, Broker I think that is a wonderful way to live your life!!! I too choose to be happy and grateful for what I have. (I think we're two peas in a pod)

Michael Jacobs being positive...being grateful, they go hand in hand. 

Sep 21, 2021 05:18 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Kat Palmiotti it is such a simple concept yet it can be the driving force between a happy and joyful life. 


Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog No tacos today but I'll take mine either way. 

Sep 21, 2021 05:20 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Joan Cox I often think that if we left peace up to the minions (you and me) then we might stand a chance. 

Absolutely Ron and Alexandra Seigel how can you like anyone else if you don't like yourself. Once you are, then the whole world changes. 

Sep 21, 2021 05:22 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Will Hamm my thoughts and prayers have been with you all day. 

George Souto I'm anxiously awaiting your Fall Change of Colors!!!!!

Sep 21, 2021 05:23 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Roy Kelley I hope that you and Chef Dolores are having a good week. 

I like what you do Sheri Sperry - MCNE® I do something similar but I like your ritual better. When I say my nightly prayers, I ask for help with any negatives or problems or concerns I have...whatever and then leave it in His hands. (at least until the next day) 

Sep 21, 2021 05:37 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Reminds me of the story of the Christmas Armistace of World War I

Sep 21, 2021 07:25 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I use gratitude each day to motivate myself. Thank you for sharing, my friend Kathy Streib 

Sep 21, 2021 08:49 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Kathy.

With the world headed south we need more days with that theme. 

Sep 22, 2021 12:15 AM
Wendy Rulnick
Rulnick Realty, Inc. - Destin, FL
"It's Wendy... It's Sold!"

Kathy Streib I like your point about being able to overlook small irritants when we are in a state of peace.  

Sep 22, 2021 06:03 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I'm really trying to make this daily practice as much as possible even though some days a little bit tougher

Sep 24, 2021 11:10 PM