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Lego Peace Sign made from 10,000 Legos by Madeline, Linda and David. Now on display at the Dusty Attic in Port Jefferson, New York.[/caption]
Did you know that September 21 is the official United Nations International Day of Peace
? Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. We at Chocology have plans to pause on September 21 and reflect on ways that we can promote peace in our world.
To mark the 30th anniversary of the General Assembly Declaration on the Right of Peoples to Peace, the theme of this year’s International Day of Peace is the “Right of Peoples to Peace”. This anniversary offers a unique opportunity to reaffirm the United Nations commitment to the purposes and principles upon which the Organization was founded. The Declaration on the Right of Peoples to Peace recognizes that the promotion of peace is vital for the full enjoyment of all human rights.
The International Day of Peace was established in 1981 by resolution 36/67 of the United Nations General Assembly to coincide with its opening session, which was held annually on the third Tuesday of September. The first Peace Day was observed in September 1982.
In 2001, the General Assembly by unanimous vote adopted resolution 55/282, which established 21 September as an annual day of non-violence and cease-fire.
The United Nations invites all nations and people to honour a cessation of hostilities during the Day, and to otherwise commemorate the Day through education and public awareness on issues related to peace.
One way to promote world peace is to do what we love doing. When we do what we love, we feel more peaceful and tend to radiate equanimity to everyone around us. Since chocolate is our passion, we at Chocology feel that living our dream and sharing what we do with the world is one way that we can promote peace.
Since we care deeply about our customers and strive to deliver the best possible product, with customer service at the forefront of our mission, we hope that we inspire peaceful transactions and happy customers. In turn, we hope that when our customers receive our chocolates that they feel just a little more harmony in their hearts as well.
When we share our chocolate passions, whether that’s through education, blogging or selling
our chocolates, we strive to transmit joy to those who follow us. Our goal is to not only sell chocolates but to educate and bring people together through an age-old delicacy that everyone loves.
We hope that you’ll take a moment on September 21 to reflect on how you can make the world just a little more peaceful. Perhaps you can share a chocolate with a stranger, smile at the overworked cashier at the grocery store or write an uplifting note to a friend. It’s the small things that make up a giant peaceful world. If we all do our part, International Day of Peace will be an every day event.
Share with us in the comments or on Facebook
what you plan to do on International Peace Day. Even the smallest of actions make a difference and your comment just might inspire someone to join you in your peace affirming actions.
Next week, we'll share with you how we celebrated!
Happy International Day of Peace from Chocology!
We had all kinds of great celebrations this Labor Day weekend. On Friday night David and I headed downtown to celebrate our launch with some of our favorite local shops. Here’s a list of some of the places we visited:
The Dusty Attic https://www.facebook.com/dustyatticshop
Mesita Coastal Cantina http://mesitacoastalcantina.com
C’est Cheese http://cestcheesepj.com
The Amazing Olive http://www.amazingolive.com
Boardwalk Games in Chandler Square
You’ll have to go to our website for the pictures.
Saturday night saw our Chocology Unlimited Launch party at The Dusty Attic in Port Jefferson Village. It was simply the best! The evening was warm and people were milling around town and coming in and out all night. The party was an amazing combination of chocolates, champagne and good people.
Earlier I had created a test batch of our new homemade fudge recipe and we were excited that everyone loved it. I’m working on my Ecole Chocolat Professional Chocolatiers class—my assignment was to create a new recipe and from everyones comments it appears to be going quite well.
We were fortunate enough to be surrounded with familiar faces, new friends, and so many visitors from all over the island and Connecticut. At one point, I stood there and looked around and I thought “Oh my goodness, Chocology is going to be a big success—wow!” Overall, the night exceeded our expectations and served to reaffirm our dream that Chocology Unlimited will actually succeed.
Social Media isn’t always social. I know, I know I still need to work on the social media side, it was hard for me to be social (the part I like is talking with live people) and taking pictures and posting and Tweeting and Instagraming all at the same time so we’ll have to work on that process. The up side was that many of our visitors really enjoyed seeing their pics go directly from my iPhone to our website!
The whole evening is still a bit of a blur so it’s really nice to be able to look at our home page and see all those pictures from this weekend. We even made our first sales! We booked two future events and opened the door for additional possibilities. We were exhausted afterwards.
Thank you to all of the well wishers who came out to visit and also those who just stopped by because of the chocolate and champagne and check out what festivities The Dusty Attic had going on.
I’m so grateful to Lori and Sal at The Dusty Attic, we could never have pulled off such a special event without their support. They’re such good people, please check them out on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/dustyatticshop
. We are truly appreciative for all that they have done to support Chocology from the very beginning. We’re already planning on how to reciprocate!
On Labor Day, we finally had a chance to stop into other shops we enjoy in the village and drop off some tasty treats:
If you’re interested in finding out more about Chocology Unlimited, please visit our website http://chocologyunlimited.com
We’ve got pictures from the weekend up online. To keep up to date with all of our activities and products, “follow” our adventures on Twitter
, and Instagram
.. … Be sure to watch for our online launch party coming soon!
Cheers to endings and new beginnings and the endless possibilities they bring.