Saturday, November 3, 2012

BLOGBLAST FOR PEACE, 2012



Today, November 4, is the annual Blogblast for Peace, begun in 2006  by Mimi Lenox at  Mimi Writes . This year  152 countries (so far) are  taking part. This peace movement has grown exponentially, from year to year, demonstrating that people all over the world are united in longing for peace. May it come in our lifetime, so our children and grandchildren can live their lives in a more peaceful world. 

Please visit Blogblast for Peace, (we're on Facebook, too), to see all of the beautiful peace globes from around the world, with their wishes for peace on this turbulent planet. Join us!! We need your voice!


Prayer for Morning (Mourning?)


What Our Hearts Want:
for the global consciousness
to rise across the face
of this beautiful and
perilous planet.

Everyone: Rise Up
and say
We want
the War Machine
to stop
and
the Peace Machine
to begin

Rise up, rise up
strong-hearted women
and gentle-hearted men

Replace the monetary
bottom line
with the sustainable-living
bottom line

Instead of billion dollar
killing machines
build billion-dollar
feeding machines
to feed instead of bomb
the world's poor

Given the status quo
it's tempting to think
it is impossible

but it is Possible

It only takes
a billion wills
to make it so


(And, obviously, global warming has to be addressed urgently - just think: switching to clean and "free" energy, aside from providing work for hundreds of thousands of people everywhere,  will also soothe and settle  Mother Nature's angst. Please let our leaders hear YOUR voice about these critically important issues.)



Namaste

42 comments:

  1. Wonderful post and I love your peace globe. Peace be with you, now and always.

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  2. Rightly so! The political will to ensure peace will emerge is lacking. Those who want it are in no position to effect change as they lack resources. Nicely Sherry!

    Hank

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  3. Beautiful. Tears in my eyes. Raise the voices and the paws. Peace is possible.

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  4. that is a powerful message of peace, sherry... your "paws 4 peace" with a picture of your two lovely pets is awesome.

    dona nobis pacem!

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  5. Yes, it is said before we can envision it, we must learn how to say it. Beautifully said.

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  6. Thanks for posting the Red Shoes Book on your site! It was such a pleasure to work with you on the project.

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  7. It may be a small flame, but the need for peace will never be extinguished.

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  8. Until the love of money is a thing of the past, peace is never going to happen. Too much money to be made in weapons of war, none to be made in feeding anyone who has no money to pay for the food.
    Sad, isn't it, because I agree, peace could be achieved and, it isn't unthinkable, if we all globally want the same thing, problem is, as it's always been, money, ego, greed.
    But, hope springs eternal.

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  9. I think it's only a matter of time before we figure out how to stop killing each other for power and begin living in harmony with each other.

    Peace to you and yours on this Blog Blast Day.

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  10. a great posting,Peace be with you and your family.Thanks for stopping by mu blog and commenting on my Hammered Dulcimer.Big time Hug.

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  11. Peace to you, Sherry! Hope has to live in our hearts.

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  12. That is a terrific Blog 4 Peace post. Very very nice. And thanks so much for visiting our blog. We are all purring for peace. Take care.

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  13. So beautiful!! Yes, may we raise our hearts and voices as one in peace.

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  14. Instead of billion dollar
    killing machines
    build billion-dollar
    feeding machines
    to feed instead of bomb
    the world's poor


    Ever since I was a young child, I have wondered why the money used in war wasn't used to make life good. Just imagine, if every person in the world had enough to eat, a home to live in, a job to go to, surely that must feed back into society and make it a stronger one.

    Thanks for your visit over to mine...your thoughts and contributions are always welcome and and insightful!

    Peace to you and yours!

    (A link to your post will be on "Peace Bloggers Unite" later)


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  15. I wish we could bring peace in this tortured world and we will if we can change the mindset of the rich and powerful. Others first, ourselves last . . .

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  16. Beautiful thoughts, Sherry, as always. Namaste to you as well.

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  17. peace be with you, too:)
    what a lovely way to re-engage with your blog...

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  18. I love your Peace Globe and your post! Here's to Peace for all species, today and every single day!

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  19. Pawsome Globe and post.

    Molly
    Shadow
    Trooder
    Mooch
    Mustachio
    Toot

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  20. Love your Paws 4 Peace globe! And also the lines from your poem:

    'strong-hearted women and gentle-hearted men'

    It definitely takes those two kinds of people to insist on peace.

    Peace to you.

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  21. A billion wills, one will at a time. Very nicely put! Peace.

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  22. AMEN







    Aloha from Waikiki,
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  23. I love this, Sherry, and you will understand if I say I love the photo of the two Goldens best! If we could all love the way a Golden Retriever loves—unreservedly, enthusiastically, without hesitation or discrimination—what a wonderful world this would be.
    Luv, K

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  24. We join you in Paws4Peace...love your peace globe! Dona Nobis Pacem.

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  25. from your lips to the Goddess' ears...

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  26. A really beautiful message ... issues should be addressed for a better peaceful world !!!

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  27. This is wonderful and I vote for you, as Peace President! YOUR words touch the mindset of many! We just now need to start a movement~
    Sherry, I knew your poem would be special :D

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  28. Sherry!! Thank you so much for this post and link. Your poem is so moving both emotionally and inspirationally! :-)

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  29. Sherry~
    You speak the heart's desire of many-a-poet. Thank you for that. Namaste!

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  30. I love this poem and it holds such powerful messages toward the goal of peace. If only others would listen those in power...
    Thank you for your comment on my post for peace.

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  31. ...And you are leading the way Sherry....so much strenghth and peace in your words here! :-)

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  32. First...I love your double meaning in "Paws," for peace...your poem and commentary here hold so much wisdom, Sherry. Thank you...♥

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  33. Aargh...I totally missed out on participating! Time goes by too quickly for me to keep up with.

    But I do love your peace globe with the family Goldens, and your words inspire, as always...:)

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  34. Such a beautiful tribute to peace. I enjoyed visiting your blog :)

    Smiles and Peace!
    Shannon

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  35. Instead of billion dollar
    killing machines
    build billion-dollar
    feeding machines

    I love this. Beautifully written.

    You are #2443 in the Official Peace Globe Gallery @ blog4peace.com

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