Make A Difference
Thank you to everyone who joined me at the Online Gathering for Peace. If you are on Facebook, you can see all the wonderful posts of music, art, poetry, quotes, videos, photographs and messages that different people shared.
I believe peace comes to the planet one person at a time, and the journey continues with every one of us who does anything to live and promote peace. I am moved by one man’s effort to promote peace that has expanded in an incredible outpouring of love from many unexpected places. Watch the TED video presentation of Ronny Edry’s simple yet profound contribution by clicking the link below:
Israel and Iran: A love story?
Let’s focus our attention on peace and see what we can create.
When each of us decides to create peace in our lives no matter what challenges or circumstances are present, world consciousness will change, and there will be peace on earth.
In spite of the personal and public events that may assault our sensibilities, challenge our beliefs, and make us angry, once a decision to create peace inside is made, all kinds of creative solutions to every challenge we face in our lives and in the world become available.
As the New Year approaches, take a moment to make peace inside you a priority. Use this space or join me at my Online Gathering for Peace on Facebook during the last days of 2012 and on New Year’s Day 2013 to share the ideas and answers that appear as you step back, calm down, and breathe into your own place of peace.
Here’s to peace in this moment for everyone everywhere!
“Each moment is a chance for us to make peace with the world, to make peace possible for the world, to make happiness possible for the world.”
– Thich Nhat Hanh, Teachings on Love
“Breathing in, I calm body and mind. Breathing out, I smile. Dwelling in the present moment I know this is the only moment.”
– Thich Nhat Hanh, Being Peace
I was blessed with a good education. When I was a child, I was fortunate to have parents who read to me and encouraged me to read. As a musician, I have been an advocate for using the arts to enrich a student’s educational experience and in particular to teach language arts.
In the process, I have followed and supported the development and growth of a stellar Chicago non-profit organization called Reading In Motion. Founded in 1983 by a couple of Chicago musicians who identified a need, they used their creative energies to focus on finding a more effective way to teach at-risk primary grade level children how to read. Their organization has created an innovative curriculum, which uses the arts to teach reading, that has moved it to the forefront of literacy education.
I am proud to support this organization and $5 from the sale of every digital album download and physical CD, beginning with the recent release of my new album last September, will be donated to Reading In Motion.
We can all make a difference, and it doesn’t have to cost a lot. Let’s join together and support every child’s need to read!
Spread some love, light, and good cheer for the holidays and keep some for yourself!
When you order a physical CD, you also will receive an immediate digital download of the album.
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