Wordless Wednesday…International Day of Peace

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Wordless Wednesday…International Day of Peace

 

Today is the International Day of Peace as declared by the United Nations. I read somewhere that Peace isn’t just something we celebrate but something we continue to build. 

 

 

Besides peace in the world (wouldn't that be wonderful)...we can work on peace within our families…our workplace…neighbors…people we don’t even know. 

 

It is up to us to make our own PEACE… learn to say a kind word (sometimes even if you don’t mean it)... offer an olive branch to someone…sit down with someone to discuss and learn, not a lecture

 

 

Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding. 

Albert Einstein

 

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.

Buddha

 

If you want peace, you don't talk to your friends.

You talk to your enemies. 

Desmond Tutu

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Comments (26)

Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I wish that there was more peace in the world, it seems like everyone is always fighting with someone.

Sep 21, 2022 06:05 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom

Great quotes and interesting about peace coming from this institution.

Sep 21, 2022 06:19 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, wish just for even a some time we could see international peace throughout the world.

Sep 21, 2022 06:45 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Kathy,

Really like your quotes on peace especially the one by Desmond Tutu! Thank you for sharing!

Sep 21, 2022 07:21 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

The very first test I took in college was in political science.  We had to write our thoughts on the line, "If you want peace, prepare for war."  I much prefer your quotes.  😃

Sep 21, 2022 07:40 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Kathy,
I believe peace starts from a foundation within ourselves. If WE are not at peace we certainly aren't going to be able to spread it.

Sep 21, 2022 07:58 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

 I love your quotes, especially the last two. We also need to make peace with ourselves and be kind to ourselves with kind peaceful words as well.

Sep 21, 2022 08:11 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Hi Kathy I can so relate to this....

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.

Buddha

 

Sep 21, 2022 10:04 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy we all want peace, but war seems to be always exist.

Sep 21, 2022 11:26 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy and a good day for Biden to special in Yew York today.  Make it a great day!

 

Sep 21, 2022 02:29 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Wayne Martin Thank you. We can start by being the one to encourage peace with others. 

I agree Grant Schneider We can be kinder to strangers we meet on the streets. 

Sep 21, 2022 04:36 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Nina Hollander, Broker I hoped to offer some thought-provoking quotes. 

Kat Palmiotti and peace to you as well. 

Sep 21, 2022 04:38 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Roy Kelley and I wish you and Chef Dolores the same. 

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 it seems that we've made our goal the pointing out of differences in others as well an name calling. 

Sep 21, 2022 04:40 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Brian England there used to be more civility even among people who disagreed with each other. 

Leanne Smith I don't think many put much if any faith in that organization anymore. 

Sep 21, 2022 04:41 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Joan Cox me too, but I have a feeling that people are human and we may never see peace.

 

Dorie Dillard Austin TX wasn't that an interesting quote by Desmond Tutu  And I think that may be what many are not doing these days. 

Sep 21, 2022 04:44 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Ray Henson that sounds so cynical, doesn't it?!

You are absolutely right Carol Williams When we are at peace with who we are, we don't feel as threatened by others. It opens the way for people to be kinder to others. 

Sep 21, 2022 04:46 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 I agree. There will always be some people who will never change, but it's a small percentage. 

Hi Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker You can not begin to like others and to be kind to them until we are at peace with our own selves. 

Sep 21, 2022 04:48 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

George Souto sadly it is because humans exist. We are the variable. 

Will Hamm I'm not sure any day with him is a good day. 

Sep 21, 2022 04:50 PM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Tutu has a very powerful set of words on 'peace'.  Like the movie or not puts me in mind of 'The Last Samurai'  m

Sep 22, 2022 08:47 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Those three quotes about peace come from powerful enlightened men, Kathy.

Sep 22, 2022 08:26 PM