Posts Tagged ‘Peace’

We all have so many things that we should be grateful for every day. Unfortunately, our schedules can get so hectic that most of us don’t have time to stop and think about the moments that make us smile. That’s why we’re grateful for World Gratitude Day.

Origin
In 1965, a group of dignitaries from several nations enjoyed a Thanksgiving dinner together in Hawaii. They discussed the concept of setting aside one day each year for people to focus on things that they are grateful for. Every attendee agreed to take this idea back to their home country. From that moment on, September 21 would become an internationally celebrated event.

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Nobel PrizeBarack Obama was awarded the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize for his “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.” The announcement was greeted with mixed reactions; some argued that the President has done nothing to earn this prestigious honor, and others felt that he was the most deserving candidate.

The selection of Obama has stirred a lot of conversation. Many people have suggested that he hasn’t done anything to promote peace, and some have claimed that his actions have actually extended the length of one war and helped start another. People who feel he was the right choice think that he has opened the door to bring about international peace and generated a new feeling of hope that has been absent from the world for far too long.
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