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64DaySeason

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 5 (29-35)
In order to create a peaceful world, we must learn to practice nonviolence with one another in our day-to-day interactions.

Day 29 – FORGIVENESS (Feb. 27)

When we forgive, we are free to let go of the past and move on with our lives. We do not condone the hurtful behavior but we realize that there is something within us that is more powerful and important than this wounding experience. Today, write a letter to forgive someone. You do not have to mail it.

Day 30 – AMENDS (Feb. 28)

Make amends today. Apologize to someone you may have hurt and mean your apology sincerely.

Day 31 – PRAISING (March 1)

Appreciation helps people to grow and lets them know that they matter. Offer praise to at least three people today for their personal qualities, achievements, or helpful service.

Day 32 – PATIENCE (March 2)

According to Cesar Chavez, “Nonviolence is not inaction…It is hard work…It is the patience to win.” When your plans seem delayed, choose to be patient by identifying at least three ways that you can constructively use this time to support your goal.

Day 33 – ACKNOWLEDGEMENT (March 3)

Tell someone today what a difference he or she has made in your life. Acknowledge that person for being there for you. Make this a day when you don’t take people for granted.

Day 34 – LOVE (March 4)

Gandhi wrote, “Nonviolence is based on the assumption that human nature…. unfailingly responds to the advances of love.” Today, focus on what you appreciate most about the person you like the least.

Day 35 – UNDERSTANDING (March 5)

Thich Nhat Hanh says, “When you understand, you cannot help but love…Practice looking at all living beings with the eyes of compassion.” Send a silent thought of love to ten people today. Share your experience with someone.

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