Sometimes, intending to work for peace in the world, one thinks: but I, what can I do? In fact, you can do so much. Every gesture that each one of us does, can infect others. "Living Peace" is a powerful inspiration to me. And it can become for many other people as well. The important thing is this: at the end things change because people have changed. And the experiences are the ones that make us change.
The Dice of Peace made all of us love each other. After more than one month practicing the rules I learned to love everybody, to forgive them if they made something bad, and to love always first without waiting than they love me. The dice make me feel happy and share everything I have. Today during the break I shared a slice of pizza with one of my friends, but also the water and chips. After a while I had some problems with someone during the lesson in class, but when we remembered the rule of the day we asked to go out of the class to solve this problem among us, so we returned to the lesson very happy to be friends again.
Youssef, 11 - Egypt
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I was walking down the street when I passed a lady with many bags. At a certain moment one of the bags fell from her hands, so I helped the lady and I went with her to her house, bringing some of the bags. I also entered the house and I helped her to put all the groceries away. The next day we crossed again and she gave me a sweet.
Enrica, 14 - Argentina
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Last week when I went to ballet, I danced with my friend D., but while I was dancing she made me stumble and fall. When I raised I was really angry with D., and everyone laughed, including her!
So I had a fight with my friend D. and we did not speak throughout the lesson. Two days after our English teacher told us about the Dice of Peace, and that day asked us to "know how to forgive each other."
When I came home, and after I finished my homework, my mother took me to the playground. While I was there, I saw from a distance that D. had fallen off her bike and was on the ground. Although I was very angry with her I remembered the Dice of Peace and I went to help her. D. was really surprised to see me. After I helped her up, I told her that I had forgiven her and we went back to being friends.
Elenia, 12 - Malta
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For the past few years a guy from school called Jack and I always fight when we see each other. We fight because three years ago I had bumped into him and he had started to call me names. We've been fighting for so long that I hardly remember when we used to be friends. One day the rule of the Dice of Peace was "to forgive one another" and it was a great chance to change my behaviour towards him! So I made up my mind to find a way of being friends with Jack again after all these years. Every time I see him I try to apologise, but he wouldn't let me explain my intention in reconciling with him.
At that time we had decided to commit ourselves to the phrase "listen to the other", in particular those people a bit "more difficult." I had the opportunity to lead a learning hike in the mountains with a class and the proposal included a walk. From the moment we left one of the students started to complain because he had to carry his heavy backpack and his jacket that bothered him. My first reaction was to escape from him and leave him alone with his complaints, but then I remembered our bet: to love each other, especially the "more difficult." I then began to walk by his side, willing to listen to his grumbling, but also to show him the moment with a positive outlook.
Claudio (teacher) - Argentina
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The rule "listen to the other person" has made me listen to my friends more when they feel bad. One day I had an argument with my friend and this rule made me listen to his side of the story more. Another day during the break, when I saw a friend who was feeling sad I went and talked to him about the reasons that made him feel so bad. I tried to listen to him to help him. This way relieved his problems.
Mattew, 15 - USA
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I love this dice so much. It is very nice and helps me listen to all my teachers and to my mum. Since I live with the rule of the dice at school and at home, my mum is very happy. Some days ago she gave me some sweets as a present because she said I listen to her much more carefully
Faiza, 10 - Nepal
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