Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Volunteers Do Make a Difference
Volunteers give their time and share their expertise, education, and talent. What motivates them to provide such a service? Come to a presentation by one couple, Ann and Rick Abdoo, who volunteered for twelve years at a Boys and Girls Club located on the Pine Ridge, South Dakota Indian Reservation. Hear their story, see the pictures of their journey, and learn about the Lakota culture.
Attend the Citizens for Peace meeting on Tuesday, October 12th 7 pm at Unity of Livonia. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call Colleen Mills at 734-425-0079.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Don’t just sit there, do something
Anxiousness, agitation, tightness, constriction, harried, impatience, tension, nervousness, panicky, restlessness, uneasiness, uptight

Don’t just do something, sit there
Serenity, tranquility, calmness, stillness, peacefulness, relaxation

Peace to You and Yours with Love

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Tweets | Peace Week

Tweets Peace Week: "Do you know what astonished me most in the world? The inability of force to create anything. In the long run the sword is always beaten by the spirit. -Napoleon #peace"

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Meeting Minutes for August 2010

For those who would like to know what happened at the August 2010 meeting click Here

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Citizens for Peace Meeting Highlights Book Collection
Readings of selections from the Livonia Civic Center Library Peace Collection will highlight the Citizens for Peace meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 14.
The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at Unity of Livonia, located on the north side of Five Mile road between Middlebelt and Inkster. The public is invited.
The Peace Collection, comprised of several hundred books on peace and nonviolence, was funded by the Citizens for Peace. The library has established a “Peace Center” in the middle of the upstairs adult books section. The books are identified by a blue dove on the spine. Peace books suitable for children are located in the children's section on the main floor.
The Livonia collection is believed to be one of few if not the only public library collection featuring books with the theme of peace and nonviolence, according to Citizens for Peace President Colleen Mills.
The brief oral readings will be by members of Citizens for Peace and include both adult and children's books. For more information, contact Mills at (734) 425-0079.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

My Declaration of Self-Esteem
by Virginia Satir

In all the world; there is no one else exactly like me.
There are people who have some parts like me, but no one adds up exactly like me.Everything that comes out of me is authentically me because I alone chose it.

I own everything about me.My body, my mind, my feelings, my mouth, my voice, all my actions, whether they be to others or to myself

I own my fantasies, my dreams, my hopes, my fears.
I own all my triumphs and successes, all my failures and mistakes.
Because I own all of me, I can become intimately acquainted with me.
By so doing I can love me and be friendly with me in all my parts.
I can then make it possible for all of me to work in my interest.

I know there are aspects about myself that puzzle me, and other aspects that I do not know.
But as long as I am friendly and loving to myself, I can courageously and hopefully look for solutions to the puzzles, and for ways to find out more about me.
However I look and sound, whatever I say and do, and whatever I think and feel at a given moment in time, is authentically me.

If later some parts of how I looked, sounded, thought, and felt, turn out to be unfitting, I
can discard that which is unfitting, keep the rest, and invent something new for thatwhich I discarded.
I can see, hear, feel, think, say, and do, I have the tools to survive, to be close to others, to be productive, to make sense and order out of the world of people, and things outside of me.

I own me, and therefore I can engineer me.



Peace to You and Yours eith Love

Saturday, September 04, 2010

"Inner peace can be reached only when we practice forgiveness. Forgiveness is letting go of the past, and is therefore the means for correcting our misperceptions."

Gerald Jampolsky

Peace to You and Yours with Love