The Season, launched at the United Nations in 1998, marks the annual 64 calendar days between the memorial anniversary of the assassination of Mohandas K. Gandhi on January 30 and that of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4. The Season teaches that every person can move the world forward in the direction of peace through daily nonviolent choices, words and actions.
Re-printed from 64days.org
WEEK 4 (22-28)
“The nonviolent approach does not immediately change the heart of the oppressor. It first does something to the hearts and souls of those committed to it. It gives them new self-respect; it calls up resources of strength and courage they did not know they had.” — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Day 22 – MISSION (Feb. 20)
“My life is my message.” says Gandhi. Write down what you want to stand for in your life. Note at least one way you can show through action that you stand for your beliefs. Take this action today.
Day 23 – PRAYER (Feb. 21)
“Prayer from the heart can achieve what nothing else in the world can.” said Gandhi. Begin and end the day with a prayer for peace. Let peace begin with you.
Day 24 – HARMONY (Feb. 22)
Choosing not to engage in any form of gossip today contributes to harmony and peace in relationships. Today, choose to see the good in others rather than finding fault.
Day 25 – FRIENDLINESS (Feb. 23)
To humorist Will Rogers, strangers were simply friends he hadn’t met. View those you encounter today in that light. Make a new acquaintance.
Day 26 – RESPECT (Feb. 24)
Gandhi taught, “Language is an exact reflection of the character and growth of its speakers.” Today, respect yourself and others be choosing not to use any profanity or “put downs.”
Day 27 – GENEROSITY (Feb. 25)
Mother Theresa said, “There is a hidden poverty more pervasive than lack of money. It is the poverty of the heart.” Find three ways to generously give of your time, attention and resources to others.
Day 28 – LISTENING (Feb. 26)
Today, stop what you are doing and take five minutes to listen to the feelings behind someone’s words to you. Be fully present for the conversation and interested in what the person is saying.
Rev. Jefferson Beeker
We live our lives one thought at a time. Let each of those thoughts really count for something wonderful.