I dream of a world where you can love, laugh and learn in peace....kids for peace....... our mission & vision
we create peace through youth leadership, community service, global friendships, and thoughtful acts of kindness.
our vision is a safe and peaceful world where all people respect and care for each other and our planet. kids for peace serves as a model and inspiration for creating this reality with children leading the way, not only for today, but for generations to come.
Don’t let your struggle become your identity. how you cope with challenges will inform you about yourself , how you think, how you behave, how you deal with situations, a crisis and indeed even a loss.
you can however, so easily become a victim of your situation — especially if you feed that situation with negative thoughts.
and if you feed your situation by constantly mentioning your difficult dilemmas and so on, then your struggle could become your identity. this is when you may become emotionally stuck and unable to move on from what may have happened to you.
this could become your new way of relating and your new behavioural habit. unfortunately habits are hard to break.
Within you is the light of a thousand suns. (robert adams). let your light shine; you have it for a reason and though it can be dimmed and forgotten, it cannot be lost. you can’t lose who you are. this wellspring of light within you is all you need to illuminate your life as well as the lives of all those you meet today.
the best way to brighten the place you live in is to be a source of light.
not only is rediscovering your own light a gift for yourself, but it inevitably lends support to those who might desperately need some love. there’s nothing quite so humbling, or so real, as being able to be a glimmer of hope in someone’s storm.
Be good to people for no reason. being good to people usually doesn’t cost you anything. so why shouldn’t we be kind to each other? i think its the nicest thing when people pay for the person behind them in the starbucks line. out of the kindest of their heart or maybe for another reason. maybe the woman behind you is a 2nd grade teacher who is running late for her first class. or maybe the man behind you stayed up all night working on a huge project for work. you never really know whats going on in peoples lives. that is what makes random acts of kindness even better.
There are times when alone is the best place to be. part of the self-care we need is finding the time to be alone. we spend so much of our time at work, tending to our families. then when we are all tapped out from the craziness from the day, our spouses and partners want a bit of our time too. sometimes it becomes too much, and we need a break. being alone with your thoughts along with an opportunity to do something for yourself is a gift. your soul craves that time for you to experience something that will fill you up so that you can give of yourself more freely and fully.
Before you talk, listen. we should all know this: that listening, not talking, is the gifted and the imaginative role. the true listener is often more believed and is more effective, learns more and does more good. so try listening. listen to everyone who speaks to you. it will work a small miracle.. you don’t need to do this perfectly for the results to be quite remarkable. all of us want to be listened to, all of us want to really be heard. when someone senses you are really listening to what they have to say amazing things can happen.
Sometimes silence is the only answer. benefits of experiencing silence:
quite’s logical mind.
hence there are neither questions nor answers.
no emotions emerge.
hence there is no melodrama.
helps in living in now.
hence there is no attachment to past & no worry about the future.
improves overall lifestyle regime
while i experience deep silence within, i become the centre of the axis and the whole world revolves around me. that’s the only truth
Don’t be defined by your past. it is just a lesson, not a life sentence. with every misstep or error that you make, ask yourself “what is the lesson in this mistake? what can this teach me?” and do not let your past mistakes stop you from going after what you dream of. feel the fear or the embarrassment or the anxiety — and then let it go. nothing will heal the sting from a mistake faster than going out and doing things right the next time. this is how we learn to do things better. it’s how we learned when we were young, and it’s how we learn as adults.
we all make mistakes — sometimes huge mistakes — but that doesn’t mean that we aren’t worthwhile, lovable, worthy of trust, worthy of benefit of the doubt and worthy of another chance.
Those who make life beautiful will make love beautiful. these beautiful people slip into our lives when we least expect it and when we need it the most. they find joy in making your life more delightful. the beauty they create (for you) is often done without the expectation, or even a thought, of receiving anything in return. these are very special people, few and far between. when you discover them, cherish and acknowledge their efforts. let them know what they do is appreciated. keep the beauty circle going!