International Day of Peace on September 21st marks the beginning of Peace Week. Adopted by the United Nations in 1981, it dedicates peace for the world with an absence of war and violence. Peace is much more than the release of conflict, yet it is a focus that helps us increase our understanding and move away, in thought and practice, from the opposition.
In brain injury, health and restoration are goals for the affected individual and the family and caregivers that love and support them. It is an educable opportunity to understand what serves everyone and comes down to what we increase and decrease. This worldwide day of peace provides a global reflection of our practices and our direction's current status.
The large scale of outreach that this day offers can seem out of touch for the individual, yet its design intends to inspire change through independent efforts. Individually we do not change the world, though each small action added together does. Our focus of Peace Week offers a chance to increase it while decreasing what it isn't.
Brain injury issues conflict from normal function, and the road of recovery doesn't return to the same station of departure. Instead, it reveals hidden capabilities and adaptability measured in steps of the journey. Along the way, many minefields must explode to expose this truth, though because it is so different from our accustomed activities, it can feel as if a constant war. Peace Week offers a respite.
The 2020 theme of Peace Week is all about how we shape peace together. Our Nevada Brain Injury effort is through our Laps for Peace event, which offers us a way to move and expand new ways to increase peace. Subsequently, our conflict with the minefields decrease.
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