Every year, November 4 is the day we blog for peace. This year's special theme: Change Your Climate.
Today we're all so overwhelmed by life, so bombarded by media and messages, that it's easy to allow ourselves to get overheated. To boil over with confusion and fear and worry. When the mercury rises, we get distracted, and our loftier goals can be washed away like a message in the sand.
So today, change your personal climate. Turn down the heat that's firing your resentments. Assume good intentions and respond in kind.
Let's manifest peace beginning with one another. Let's unmake violence and destruction, one heart at a time, starting with our own.
And we must keep at it. Otherwise, just as our coastlines erode, so can any progress we've made toward peace. As an American President said in September 1963, at the height of the Cold War: