64 Ways in 64 Days – 15th Gandhi, King, Chavez Season for Peace and Nonviolence
Week nine, Days 57 to 63: By practicing being peaceful, we become better citizens of the world.
- Day 57 – SERVICE (March 27)
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said,” Everybody can be great, because any body can serve. You only need a heart full of grace and a soul generated by love.” Choose one thing you can do to help serve the world. How would you enjoy serving? Make a commitment today to give back to the world in your own unique way. Every little thing makes a difference. Serving others makes you feel good about yourself.
- Day 58 – CITIZENSHIP (March 28)
How can you be a better citizen of your community? You belong to many communities…your family, school, church, and your town. How can you improve your community today? Think about ways you can bring more peace to your environment.
- Day 59 – INTERVENTION (March 29)
Alcohol and drug abuse cause violence and are a consequence of violence. We all know someone whose life is affected by some sort of addiction. What can you do to help one of these people in your life? Encourage them to love themselves enough to reach out for help. Support them through this difficult time, and help them find the help they need.
- Day 60 – WITNESSING (March 30)
Those who practice nonviolence look at injustice and think, “It is possible for this situation to be different.” When you see injustice, what can you do to bring about a peaceful change? How can you stand up for peace in your life?
- Day 61 – PEACE (March 31)
Thich Nhat Hanh wrote,” Practice watering seeds of joy and peace and not just seeds of anger and violence, and the elements of war in all of us will be transformed.” If you focus on peace, joy, and love in your life, you will experience more of that. But if your mind is filled with negativity, it is hard to experience the good in life.
- Day 62 – COMMITMENT (April 1)
Take a moment to think of your commitment to nnonviolence. Are you willing to commit to a nonviolent lifestyle? What are you willing to change about yourself? Get with a partner and talk about this.
- Day 63 – RELEASE (April 2)
Today, look back on how far we have come during this 64 daily practices of nonviolence. Make a list of what you need to release in order to be a nonviolent person. Is it your temper, your impatience, your judgmental attitude? Know that you always have a choice, and you can let go of things that do not serve you anymore. You can take your list and burn it, if you’d like. Release what is no longer serving you, and make new commitments to yourself to be more peaceful and loving. Know that you truly make a difference in the world.
Created for www.agnt.org and Season for Nonviolence – 2007 by Greater Dallas Task Force – www.64-days.org