February 29th ~ Leap Day ~ Season for Nonviolence
“Sometimes your only available transportation is a leap of faith.”
~ Margaret Shepard
"One new perception, one fresh thought, one act of surrender, one change of heart, one leap of faith, can change your life forever." ~ Robert Holden
"The challenging part is in the beginning; it's a leap of faith. But I think the most important thing is to just do it. Start."
~ Tom Szaky
"You can't solve many of today's problems by straight linear thinking. It takes leaps of faith to sense the connections that are not necessarily obvious." ~ Martina Homer
We appreciate that you have taken a "leap of faith" in journeying with us through the Season for Nonviolence. We wanted to take the opportunity of this special and rare day to acknowledge you as someone who is "living in the leap" and finding the courage to recognize that you are an agent of change in the world. We hope that this awareness empowers you to contribute to the creation of a culture of peace and nonviolence, one word, one action, one day at a time.
There are valuable lessons to be learned when we let go and take a leap of faith. Today I will be brave because sometimes leaps of faith lead to the most wonderful adventures and transformations.
Both Gandhi and King faced huge societal issues related to colonialism, oppression and racism. Nonviolence represented a radical and "out of the box" approach to tackling these inequalities...and it succeeded. How can you employ "out of the box" thinking today to address injustices you are aware of.
Action for Teens
Today, take a leap of faith and find the courage to speak out against the injustices you are aware of. Be an agent of positive change, even if it means standing alone.
Action for Children
Sometimes it's easier to follow others, even when they're doing something wrong. But you are better than that. Be brave and speak up when someone is being treated unfairly.
“If we would only see that all limitations are self imposed and chosen out of fear, we would leap at once.”
“Upgrading one's imagination about what is possible is always a leap of faith.”
~ Clay Shirky
Jatiya Thongmee, age 8, Thailand
Peace Pals International