The Bushido Code: The Eight Virtues of the Samurai

The unwritten Samurai code of conduct, known as Bushido, held that the true warrior must hold that loyalty, courage, veracity, compassion, and honor as important, above all else. An appreciation and respect of life was also imperative, as it added balance to the warrior character of the Samurai. Though some scholars have criticized Nitobe’s work as romanticized yearning for a non-existent age of chivalry, there’s no question that his work builds on extraordinary thousand-year-old precepts of … [Read more...]

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF HAPPINESS, MARCH 20

This campaign is a global celebration to mark the United Nations International Day of Happiness. It is coordinated by Action for Happiness, a non-profit movement of people from 160 countries, supported by a partnership of like-minded organizations. A profound shift in attitudes is underway all over the world. People are now recognising that 'progress' should be about increasing human happiness and wellbeing, not just growing the economy. March 20 has been established as the annual … [Read more...]

World Kindness Day, NOV 13

World Kindness Day is an international observance on 13 November. It was introduced in 1998 by the World Kindness Movement a coalition of nations kindness NGOs. It is observed in many countries, including Canada, Japan, Australia, Nigeria and United Arab Emirates. In 2009, Singapore observed the day for the first time. Singapore in 2009, 45,000 yellow flowers were given away. Italy and India also observed the day. In the UK it is fronted by David Jamilly co-founded Kindness Day … [Read more...]

Celebrating Canonization of Mother Teresa: Sept 4, 1016

Before She Became Teresa Her middle name, Gonxha, means “little flower” in Albanian. Even before blossoming into her life as a religious sister, young Agnes Bojaxhiu showed signs of passionate devotion to Christ. Early on, she began celebrating her birthday on the day of her baptism, August 27. Who could have predicted that this “little flower” would go on to serve the poorest of the poor thousands of miles away? Set to Get Notified Here Pope Francis held a Consistory of … [Read more...]

World Humanitarian Day 2016

About World Humanitarian Day On World Humanitarian Day we remember the sacrifices made by those who have lost their lives during humanitarian operations; we pay homage to those who continue to put their lives at risk to offer assistance and aid and we give a voice to all the people who need help. Every year catastrophes and conflicts cause immense suffering for millions of people, often the world’s poorest, most marginalized and vulnerable individuals. Together with poverty, these … [Read more...]

WHAT IS MANDELA DAY?

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead” – Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela International Day was launched in recognition of Nelson Mandela’s birthday on 18 July, 2009 via unanimous decision of the UN General Assembly. It was inspired by a call Nelson Mandela made a year earlier, for the next generation to take on the burden of leadership in addressing … [Read more...]

Dalai Lama celebrates 80th year!

Compassion is often regarded as having an emotional aspect to it, though when based on cerebral notions such as fairness, justice and interdependence, it may be considered rational in nature and its application understood as an activity based on sound judgment. There is also an aspect of compassion which regards a quantitative dimension, such that individual's compassion is often given a property of "depth," "vigour," or "passion." The etymology of "compassion" is Latin, meaning … [Read more...]

NATIONAL BEST FRIENDS DAY, June 8

June 8 celebrates National Best Friends Day, a day to honor that one special person you call your “best friend”. It is a time to show them how much you appreciate them, how special and important they are to you and how you cherish their friendship. “Best friends share extremely strong interpersonal ties with each other.” (WEWednesdays!) Friendship Day was originally promoted by Joyce Hall, the founder of Hallmark cards in 1930, intended to be 2 August and a day when people … [Read more...]

The Humanization of God, Lee Carroll

To help the reader, this channelling has been revisited [by Lee and Kryon] to provide even clearer understanding. Often what happens live has implied energy within it, which carries a kind of communication that the printed page does not. So enjoy this enhanced message given in New Jersey, July 16, 2011, in Totowa, New Jersey. "Greetings, dear ones, I am Kryon of Magnetic Service. So I return again with a message about perception. The shift that is going on now within this planet, at the … [Read more...]

PAY IT FORWARD Day – APRIL 30

Pay It Forward was one boy's idea...an idea that sparked a movement. Established in September of 2000, the Pay It Forward Foundation was established by Catherine Ryan Hyde, author of the inspirational novel Pay It Forward, as a way to inspire a movement of people, all around the world, to show acts of kindness for others. The Pay It Forward Foundation is a 501 c 3 charitable organization. Your financial gifts to support our work are tax deductible. Our primary work is encouraging and … [Read more...]

Are you an ‘activist’?

Activism is quite simply Taking Action to effect social change; this can occur in a myriad of ways and in a variety of forms. Often it is concerned with ‘how to change the world’ through social, political, economic or environmental change. This can be led by individuals but is often done collectively through social movements. The activism industry consists of organizations and individuals engaged in activism. Activism is often done full-time, as part of an organization's core business. Many … [Read more...]

International Day of Happiness, MAR 20

In 2012, the United Nations (UN) declared March 20 to be observed as the International Day of Happiness. March 20 will be celebrated as the International Day of Happiness every year. After years of happiness research, one thing has proved fundamental - the importance of our connections with other people. But modern societies are built as if the opposite was true. We are surrounded by people, yet we feel genuinely connected to almost none of them. The effects are devastating. Social … [Read more...]

Bell Let’s Talk Initiative, JAN 28th – #‎BellLetsTalk‬

ADD YOUR VOICE - JAN 28, 2015 - CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS Stigma adds to suffering One of the biggest hurdles for anyone suffering from mental illness is overcoming the stigma. It is the number one reason why two-thirds of those living with a mental illness do not seek help. The annual Bell Let’s Talk awareness campaign and Day opens the national conversation about mental illness to fight the stigma and the dramatic impact of mental health issues all across the country, and none other … [Read more...]

3 Keys for Parenting a Peaceful Generation

Being a mom of three little Angels who are completely different to the child I used to be led my path to a wonderful discovery of the new generations who are now living among us. World is changing really fast and we all can notice that on how technology changes every day, on the new education systems emerging, and on many other things that are part of our daily lives. While being in the spiritual path I have met many different people who are living experiences that have brought big lessons … [Read more...]

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