As we head into our next election cycle, we have the opportunity to pause and celebrate values, those we wish to live by. We all have been moving so fast these last years, isn’t it worth the time to stop and ponder – what is it all about? What IS life all about? And who have been the examples providing us all inspiration?
The month of October offers powerhouse birthdays in our age, beginning with October 1 which is the day of President Jimmy Carter’s 95th birthday, our oldest president ever, one who has shown us the value of living with humility, kindness and vision – a peace keeper.
There are also more birthdays to celebrate!
October 1 – President Jimmy Carter – a birthday to kick off the month long celebratory tributes of good values and those who inspire the rest of us to remember what why life is worth living!
October 9 – April Peebler – Founder of Heirs to our Oceans! A powerhouse woman who has been an activist all her life, she’s more recently founded the ocean youth movement Heirs to our Oceans.
October 9 – John Lennon – IMAGINE – what else can one say that has not been said? ”
“Imagine there’s no heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people living for today
Imagine there’s no countries, It isn’t hard to do . . .
October 10 – Peter Coyote – life long activists who today encourages activists not to fight, but to create a new world and invite others into that better world.
October 20 – Angela Alioto – Angela comes from a powerhouse San Francisco Family and has stood for civil rights, health and so much more. She is the face of San Francisco for so many people who remember San Francisco as the City with the Heart. Alioto has also written a book about her experiences in San Francisco politics, entitled Straight to the Heart.
October 27 – Kathleen Russell – Executive Director of Center for Judicial Excellence. CJE has worked tirelessly to educate lawmakers at the local, state and national levels about the impacts of the family court crisis on their constituents.
October 30 – Jose Neto – A Brazilian guitarist, composer and musical director, who has worked and supported the tops, including Harry Belafonte (life long activist and colleague of MLK) and Steve Winwood, along with his own bands Fourth World and The Netoband – with a powerful spirit of collaboration, peace and humility . . . AND he used to jam with George Harrison. His electric music can wake souls into the living and get us all dancing!
Are there more? Let us know so we can induct them into the official “Jimmy Carter Jamboree” events for the month of October!
The Jimmy Carter Jamboree, grassroots celebrations, was inspired by Bob Dylan’s Musicares Award Ceremony. Dylan invited President Jimmy Carter to deliver the award and Carter’s speech started to make history – “Musicians have far greater power than any President of the United States.”
LET’S MAKE OCTOBER A CELEBRATORY MONTH OF VALUES SO OUR LEADERSHIP WILL KNOW WHAT WE VALUE AND HOW WE CELEBRATE THOSE WHO UPLIFT US ALL TO INSPIRE US ALL!