A Day of Peace (Friday March 4, 2011)


The following very special event was created on Facebook by Stephen Shoemaker. So far, over one million people have signed up! I’m sure we can all do it, right? 🙂  Kudos to Stephen!

When? Friday, March 4 at 12:00am – March 5 at 12:00am

Where? Worldwide

Please read the entire post!
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I have an idea… for a day of peace. Wouldn’t it be amazing?
Just one day in the year where we all held our tongues.
A day where we ignored others’ shortcomings and made a valiant effort to be kind and understanding.
…A day where we all got along. It’s sad that we are all at a point where we should do this, but it’s even sadder to know that we easily could every day, but refuse to do so.

My proposition is simple:
One day, March 4th, we all stick to three simple rules that will make the world a little bit more bearable. Feel free to partake in this before and long after then; the only reason I have the event set that far into the future is because I want word to spread and allow this to have as big of an impact as possible.
This event is to take place everywhere we go in the world, preferably all the time.
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Rule #1.
Say not a single unkind thing about anyone or anything. If at all possible, try not to even think a nasty thought. If we do, reflect on why it was that we thought to say it in the first place.
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Rule #2.
Show everyone we cross paths with some genuine human compassion. Be it with a smile or kind words, just spread some love.
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Rule #3.
Make not one person the exception to the rule. Not everyone deserves to have roses thrown at their feet and have a holiday in their honor, but nobody deserves to feel alone. Reach out. Talk to someone new. Care about them, and we will be cared for in return.
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For those on Facebook. please invite everyone on your friends list. Every single person, regardless of how often you talk to them, if ever at all. This can be done very simply and quickly by pasting this into your address bar and hitting enter. This will select all of your friends and you can then choose to send the invitation:

There seems to be some confusion about this, so….
PLEASE ADD A PERSONAL MESSAGE TO THE INVITE TELLING THE PEOPLE TO CLICK ON THE EVENT TO SEE THE INFO.
Seriously, make sure you do that, because most of the “Not Attending” people didn’t know to click on this and just dismissed it.
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Please spread this as much as possible, and please actually attempt to do this.
I know many of us will simply accept the invite with no intention to give this any genuine effort, but “Attend” anyway, not to look like a good person, but to look like we aren’t a bad one. And for those of us who do that, please just remove yourself from the event.
This can be big. If we all band together, well, maybe we can all start living a little bit nicer lives. Maybe this won’t work for more than one day; maybe it will. I honestly don’t know what will happen, but what I do know is this: if we can get at least one day of happiness and peace out of this, well, I’d more than consider that a success.
This is not intended to be a “Let’s be nice for one day and go back to our old ways the day after” kind of thing. It is meant to give us all a little more incentive to be better people.
This is not a hippie or a religious movement. This is just an attempt at brighting the world up a bit.

You have no reason why you cant do it. None of us do.
Thank you all for your kind words, support, and enthusiasm,
~Stephen Shoemaker

Please help this message spread to as many as possible.
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1 Member ———– January 9th
1,000 Members —- January 12th
5,000 Members —- January 20th
10,000 Members — January 24th
15,000 Members — January 27th
20,000 Members — January 28th
25,000 Members — January 30th
50,000 Members — February 2nd
100,000 Members – February 7th
200,000 Members – February 12th
300,000 Members – February 15th
500,000 Members – February 20th
750,000 Members – February 24th
One million members – February 27th
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Also, make sure to spread the word about “another day of peace”, which is the 2012 version of this!
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=199326913426469
Also, make sure you like the official page!
http://www.facebook.com/pages/A-day-of-peace/197696963592157

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