Sunday, November 21, 2010

say hello


did you know today is world hello day! until today I never knew there was a world hello day, but why not! I think it's a pretty cool idea; however, as with earth day, I think we should make every day world hello day - as we should make every day should be earth day.

in terms of observing the day, each person is encouraged "to greet 10 people for peace." the "holiday" begun in 1973 by brian and michael mccormack, after the yom kipper war. the objective of this special day is to promote peace and to encourage world leaders to use communication rather than force to settle conflicts. according to the portal, hello day is observed in 180 countries!

say hello from heart's 1977 album little queen


photo: squirrel who lives down the street from casa mouse, november 2010

7 comments:

Meri said...

Peace be with you.......

This is a great idea. When I still attended church back in the old days (before I admitted that male centered organized religion was not my thing), I loved giving the peace.

And spreading peace is a great thing. I've started a new photo meme called "Share the Joy Thursday" because I think sharing joy is a great thing too.

Daisy said...

One of the things I like about my city is ... people smile and say "hello" when passing on the street. Scares the living daylights out of visitors from the 'big city', especially USA-ers!

Gary said...

Hello!

mouse (aka kimy) said...

meri - i know exactly where you are coming from!!! i have a very difficult time with male sky gods... and with respect to the religion i was born into i subscribe to the notion that if one is baptized than one has the right to be ordained!! but then i have many issues with that particular organized religion - most of the issues do deal with issues of patriarchal control and authority.

love your new meme share the joy thursday ....and in french thursday is jeudi, so there's even an alliteration to please me...ha ha

peace be with you and with all of us!!

daisy - there are lots of very friendly places in the u.s. - i'd be happy to show you!! in fact i find that cleveland is a delightfully warm and friendly place. xxxx

gary - hello sweet thing!!!

Megan said...

One of my favorite hello songs...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gw08G9oAB5k

Roy said...

My own favorite Hello song is by the Beatles: "Hello, hello! I don't know why you say goodbye, I say hello."

I'm back in the photo posting business!

tony said...

HELLO!