Day 53 ~ March 24 ~ Action
“Each of us can work to change a small portion of events and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.” ~ Robert Kennedy
“Nobody made a greater mistake than he or she who did nothing because he could only do a little.” ~ Edmund Burke
“You may never know what results come of your action, but if you do nothing there will be no result.”
~ Mahatma Gandhi
“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” ~ Anne Frank
Yeo Yeo, age 9, Darussalam
Peace Pals International
Action is how wisdom changes the world. Without action, our knowledge and insights die with us. Truly nonviolent action is centered in love and compassion. Actions speak louder than words, it is said, yet it is not so much loudness as clarity and truth that matters; a gentle action can be far more powerful than a forceful one. So, too, the smallest actions - those closest to home - can be more meaningful than those expressed from a distance. Explore actions from the heart to express your commitment to peace and nonviolence – in both your personal life and in the public domain.
I may not be able to solve world hunger, but I can help feed someone who is hungry in my community. What we are able to do is often a question of scale and proximity. Today I remind myself that small and local actions matter!
Find a way to make one small change that will contribute to the well being of your family, school, workplace or community. Humble thoughtful action is what moves us toward a better world. When dreaming and doing come together we create the future. Action turns our visions into realities.
Yujie Fu, age 15, USA
Peace Pals International
"Activism is the rent I pay for living on this planet." ~ Alice Walker
Action for Teens
“Be the change you wish to see in the world,” said Gandhi. Today, you have the choice between positive and negative action. Choose the most positive actions for contributing to a culture of peace and nonviolence.
Action for Children
Do a special chore for your family today that you have not been asked to do. Go above and beyond to do a little something extra without looking for recognition or reward.
“The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world's problems.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
“My actions are my only true belongings. I cannot escape the consequences of my actions. My actions are the ground on which I stand.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
“Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.” ~ Mother Teresa