In today’s Amazing Mind Benders Page-A-Day® calendar, we’re tasked with solving a puzzle to discover what mystery novelist Raymond Chandler once said. Today also happens to be International Day of Peace.
This internationally-designated holiday was first celebrated in 1981. You can thank the United Nations General Assembly for “Peace Day.” One of the coolest things about this day is a shared moment of silence. Ever seen a crowd at a baseball game or other big event due “the wave?” If you have, you know that it’s pretty thrilling to watch it coming your way, and then—all of the sudden—become a part of it. How about a wave of silence? Every year, on September 21 at noon in every time zone, millions of people observe a moment of silence in a global Peace Wave.
Whether or not you observe the moment of silence, you can commemorate the day in your own way. Take a moment to meditate, go spend the day volunteering for a local organization, or simply perform an act of kindness. Most of all, be peaceful today. Don’t sweat the small stuff. Stop arguments in their tracks. Let go of old grudges.
One of the best ways to avoid anger is, of course, to laugh, perhaps by playing a game like the ones you’ll find in the Mind Benders Page-A-Day® calendar. Since Raymond Chandler appears on the same date as International Peace Day, maybe we can find some inspiration (and maybe a few laughs) on peacefulness in things he once said or wrote—hopefully without giving away the puzzle!
(Photo, left, from Flickr, credit: Jim Larrison, Photo from Flickr, credit: Rebecca Wong)
“There are two kinds of truth; the truth that lights the way and the truth that warms the heart. The first of these is science and the second is art.”
“Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.”
“Some days I feel like playing it smooth. Some days I feel like playing it like a waffle iron.” (From Trouble is My Business)
“All men who read escape from something else into what lies behind the printed page; the quality of the dream may be argued, but its release has become a functional necessity.”