Friday, July 16, 2010

Walking for Peace

One little person, giving all her time to peace, makes news. Many people, giving some of their time, can make history. -- Peace Pilgrim

Inspiration of the Day:
From 1953 to 1981, a silver-haired woman walked over 25,000 miles on a personal pilgrimage for peace. Crossing the United States seven times with nothing more than a toothbrush, some pamphlets, and a navy sweatshirt, she vowed to "remain a wanderer until mankind has learned the way of peace, walking until given shelter and fasting until given food." Leading a fairly ordinary life up through young adulthood, Mildred Norman Ryder died at 72 as "Peace Pilgrim": a woman who transformed everyone and everything along her path. This weekend, her hometown of Egg Harbor, New Jersey will celebrate her life and legacy in honor of her birthday on July 18.

Be The Change:
Learn more about Peace Pilgrim

1 comment:

  1. Hey!
    I thought of you...have you ever heard of Challenge Day?

    MTV is doing a new show about it and it is AMAZING. Challenge Day teaches middle and high schoolers how to love each other.


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