Thoughtful Quotes

Here are some thought-provoking quotes that I found about peace!

“Peace is rarely denied to the peaceful.”
Schiller

“Peace is the happy, natural state of man; war his corruption, his disgrace.”
Thompson

“Speak, move, act in peace, as if you were in prayer.”
Fenelon

“Peace is the evening star of the soul, as virtue is it’s sun; and the two are never apart.”
Colton

“Peace does not dwell in outward things, but in the soul>”
Fenelon

“Peace rules the day, where reason rules the mind.”
Collins

“Peace has her victories, no less renowned than war.”
Milton

“To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace.”
Washington

“Happiness is when what you think, whay you say, and what you do are in harmony.”
Mahatma Gandhi

“Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.”
Buddha

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“Peace” in Many Languages!

Hi hi!

So for no apparent reason and just simply for interest, I decided to look up how to say “peace!” in different languages! I guess it’s cause I just love listening to the variety of awesome languages! haha! And, peace is universal.

Some words from … THE INTERNATIONAL PEACE DICTIONARY!

Arabic (from North Africa, Mideast, Central Asia) – “Salam”
Bengali (from Bangladesh) – “Shanti”
Choctaw (Native American) – “Achukma”
Dari (Persian) – “Sulh”
Egyptian (Egypt) – “Hetep”

Haha! Cool huh? Don’t worry! I’ll continue sharing “peace” words to our INTERNATIONAL PEACE DICTIONARY!

But that’s all for now! haha! Check back later! But until then… Achukma!

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Interfaith Youth Camp 2010

Hello! I’ll just take this time to advertise a great way to use time!

The Interfaith Youth Camp 2010

Your VOICE, Your WORLD, You’re EMPOWERED!
Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston
Date: June 8-10, 2010
Time: 9 AM – 5 PM

LOCATIONS:

Houston Congregation for Reform Judiasm (June 8, 2010)
Islamic Society for Greater Houston, Main Center (June 9, 2010)
St. John’s Methodist Church (June 10, 2010)

Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston
3217 Montrose Blvd
Houston, Texas 77006

What greater way to spread peace than experiencing and taking a unique look into the different faiths of our diverse world?

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India Arie!

Okay, I’m adding another song on my favorites list and another person to my insprirations!
It’s INDIA ARIE!!!!!!!

Wow! I really love the messages in her songs. She’s so different  from most music in the industry, and I find her as a great role model for self-confidence, true beauty, happiness, and of course peace! She always seems so happy, and her songs definitely convey that. I love listening to her, and I encourage all of you to check out her music!

Here’s a sample of her song “Little Things”. She’s so right: It’s the little things in life, the things that go unnoticed, that really make a difference in our lives.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xZPMlCkDY8

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Cool Video

Hola!

Check out this cool youtube video! The pictures were pretty (especially the one with the peace flag) and the message was very clear: WoRLd PeAcE!!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETqQF1VV18Q&feature=related

😀

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Making Tie Dye Shirts

Whoopee!! Next week, my school is having an Earth Week Celebration! I’m soo excited!! And what better way to start off a fun week than — to make Tie Dye Shirts!! I’ve always wanted to make one myself, and I found an interesting series of How-To videos about making, designing, and caring for your totally radical tie dye shirt (and yes, I used the word “radical” … because it is!!!)

http://www.ehow.com/videos-on_5036_tie-dye-shirt-designs.html

Yay for eHow!

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How to Make Peace Bracelets

Recently, I’ve been over to my cousin’s house and here latest obsession happens to be… making peace bracelets. They’re totally fun to make, and their really cheap and easy. Plus they provide a sense of accomplishment and style! Tee Hee! Try in your spare time to make one too! And join the world to bring back the peace!!

INSTRUCTIONS TO MAKE A BASIC TWISTED BRACELET:

1. Cut three strands of thread about 24 inches long.

2. Tie one end with a square knot (or any knot for that matter).

3. Tape the knotted end to a table or a steady surface.

4. Hold the strings together and twist until your bracelet is about 17 inches long.

5. Hold the twist in one hand, and place your finger from your other hand in the middle. Then fold the bracelet in half.

6. Remove your finger and the bottom should twist around itself. Press down any parts that stick out by pulling gntly on the bottom of the bracelet string.

7. Embellish your bracelet with peace and love charms and other decorations if you want to.

8. Finally, tie  the loose ends of the string with another knot.

And viola!! A lovely peace bracelet! They make the perfect gift for any peace lover and a fun way to spend time with friends… or cousins!

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