Read about the late Edna Fuerth Lemle,
a grandmother who founded World Gratitude Day.
7 DAY VIRTUAL EVENT and LIVE EVENT on MAUI
VIRTUAL EVENT: BEAM UP YOUR GRATITUDE:When you align with the deepest core of the earth and the highest center of the cosmos and connect to the energy of Gratitude, you have a powerful combo. Aligning your energy and sensing your gratitude are Two Power Tools to help you bring in and sustain feelings of Connection, Worthiness and Peace. Learn how to activate these tools by tuning in to the first Gratitude “Love and Light Meditation: Fully Aligning with the Earth and Cosmos”! Watch it Here. You can use these tools easily and anytime at home, work and even out shopping, dancing or caroling. This video marks the beginning of Dancing Gratitude’s 2014 Virtual Thanksgiving Event from 11/21-11/27. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for daily inspirational posts to help Beam Up Gratitude for the holidays and Beyond.
LIVE EVENT: DANCE YOUR THANKS GIVING Join 4 Lively Nia Teachers for an uplifting NIA JAM Thanksgiving Morning ( 11/27/14). Meet Up at 9:15 am with Dancing to begin at 9:30. Great way to initiate your holiday on Maui, dancing barefoot in Waipuilani Park overlooking the Ocean. No prior experience necessary. Bring Water and your Holiday Spirit!
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Edna Fuerth Lemle (Apr.11, 1916- Apr.17, 2011), founder of World Gratitude Day was an ahead of her time mother, grandmother, business woman, with a far-reaching, immense passion for world peace. Edna founded World Gratitude Day on Sept. 21, 1964. It was recognized by the United Nations Meditation Group in 1977, which later became the United Nation’s International Peace Day. Edna lived in two diverse, international communities – Hawaii and New York City, where she was a force for world peace. In Hawai, Edna worked extensively with Senator Spark Matsunaga on legislation to establish the United Institute of Peace, which was established in 1984. In the New York area, her associations included Foreign Policy Association, The United Nations Association and UN Speakers Research Committee. She was a big supporter for One to World, an organization “creating global citizens and inspiring a peaceful world”. As a Renaissance woman, Edna won awards for her international peace work including creating art shows with multinational children’s drawings for peace. She wrote, danced with Martha Graham, held her own one woman art show, “The Universal Woman” in Paris and New York.
In a 1966 “A Woman’s New York” Alice Hughes’ column for the Reading Eagle, Edna shared that the fall Equinox was selected as important for “Natural reasons”. Edna emphasizes a simple, profound Truth, a uniting global perspective of the Equinox: “because it is an equinox, one of the two-a-year when the sun passes over the equator, and night and day, everywhere in the world, are of equal length.” Gratitude thinking brings us broader perspectives. Edna brilliantly highlights this symbol of Universal Humanity, for the related twins: World Gratitude and World Peace. In the same article, Illustrious Founder of World Gratitude Day offers “When you’re bothered, just stop and think about something to be grateful for- what it is doesn’t matter so much as the emotion.” This concisely sums up the way to embody gratitude and peace from the inside out.
Click here for Mickey Limle’s eulogy for his Mom. Edna’s son, Mickey Lemle, is an award winning filmmaker and President of Lemle Productions. His resume exudes a passion for global peace. His company’s mission is to tell moving stories about human transformation. Lemle’s film RAM DASS FIERCE GRACE, was named one of the five best non-fiction films of 2002 by Newsweek Magazine. In 2013, the company began working on a full length feature film about the life of the Dali Lama.
Click here for Alice Hughes’ Feb 24, 1966 A Womans’ New York Column in the Reading Eagle.
Click here for Edna Fuerth Lemle New York Times Obituary.
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2014 Virtual Event
Very Little Effort ~ Big Ripples of Delight ~ Making the Gratitude-Fun connection!Read More »
LIVE NIA JAM
4:30 PM Waipuilani Park
Focus: Embodying Love and Gratitude for our Ocean Waters through the Joy of Movement.
We invite you, Nia and other Conscious Dance Communities to join us in choosing and dancing our Joy to Ground the Gratitude Grid for our Oceans Thanksgiving Day across the Globe.
SEVEN DAYS OF SHARING GRATITUDE
Write, Journal or Post One Gratitude you Most Feel in your Heart for seven days in a row.
Friday, November 21 through Thanksgiving Day.
Every Body is Invited.
— All Languages Welcome
— OK to post the same Gratitude seven days in a row or change according to your Heart
— The Key is connecting to your Heart.
“Your Body is the Key, It is giving you all kinds of messages” ~ Hoiya
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Dance Anywhere 2013~ Maui, Hawaii
Join professional Modern Dancer, Annie Stackhouse ( Joie de Vivre) and Ann (Dancing Gratitude) for 2013 Global Public Art Event, Dance Anywhere at Waiupuilani Park; Kihei HI. Annie has choreographed “Holding Up the Sky”, a fun series of improvs for our Participation Enjoyment. No prior experience or rehearsal required. Meetup at 8:30 am. For more information, email Astara25@yahoo.comRead More »