Saturday, May 14, 2016

Peace Globe #10,305 ~ 15 and Meowing


Canada


Peace Globe #10,304 ~ One Spoiled Cat


Sammy Kimmell
November 2015

Sammy writes, 
there’s nothing on earth as important as PEACE for all...."


Peace Globe #10,303 ~ Brian's Home

 

South Carolina
Original Peace Blogger
November 2015 

Brian writes....
"We all feel the love here ,so we immediately fell in love with the theme this year…”Peace & the Power of Love”.  It sounds easy enough, and maybe it could be if enough of us were committed to making it happen.   We all wish everyone peace today and every single day.  Let the power of love lead us along this journey."

Peace Globe #10,302 ~ Juliana From The Netherlands

 

Netherlands
Original Peace Blogger
November 2015

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Peace Globe #10,301 ~ Gemma's Greyscale Territory

 
Poetic Songlines
Gemma Wiseman
Melbourne, Australia
November 2015
Original Peace Blogger

Peace Globe #10,299 & 10,300 ~ Mornington Peninsula Daily


 Gemma writes, "There can never be too much peace."

Melbourne, Australia
Gemma Wiseman
November 2015
Original Peace Blogger
 
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Peace Globe #10,298 ~ One Gal's Musings



Chicago, Illinois
November 2015

She writes....
"It's been said that Americans vote their wallets, that the economy is a principal motivator when we go to the polls. I hope everyone who sees this will also think about what kind of world we want to live in, and how who we elect as President will help shape that world, when we vote."

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Peace Globe #10,297 ~ Smidgens, Snippets & Bits

Paula Kaye
November 2015

She writes,"
I feel the world is crazier than it has ever been. We need peace more than we have ever needed it. Races are fighting in our own country. People are killing our police officers. Crazed people who are allowed to put their hands on guns in a free country without gun control are killing innocents in schools, movie theaters, and malls all across America.  We have soldiers dying in foreign lands fighting for freedom for others. I want peace for this country, for all other countries, but most of all for those I love and hold close to my heart...."


Peace Globe #10,296 ~ George Clooney The Sexiest Cat Alive

 

November 2015
 “Ultimately, we have just one moral duty: to reclaim large areas of peace in ourselves, more and more peace, and to reflect it toward others. And the more peace there is in us, the more peace there will also be in our troubled world.” - Etty Hillesum



Peace Globe #10,295 ~ Animal Shelter Volunteer Life

 

Norwalk, Connecticut
"This year, our peace globe features some of our amazing, adoptable cat friends from PAWS. Our wish for them is the one we have for all beings, everywhere: lives and homes that are abundantly full of peace and love.

Wishing, hoping, purring and praying..."

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Sunday, April 3, 2016

Peace Globe #10,294 ~ Everything and Nothing ~ Akelamalu!



Akelamalu
Original Peace Blogger
Lancashire, United Kingdom



Sunday, January 31, 2016

Peace Globe #10,293 ~ GoodnightGram's Blog

https://goodnightgram.wordpress.com/2015/11/04/dona-nobis-pacem-2015/
United States

 Everyone waits patiently for Goodnight Gram to make her peace post. We know each year it's going to be even better than the last. She is awesome!! This year she is, again, making her famous "Peace Treaties" cookies and distributing them to the neighborhood, the schools, and her workplace. They are displayed her on more artsy peace props that she made from scratch. We love the way she sets the example for her precious granddaughter each year as they do peace globes together as an event. The whole world should be filled with Goodnight Gram's...
Please take the time to click over and read Gram's peace post this. You will be inspired.

P.S. The cookies were delicious.


Peace Globe #10,292 ~ Durward Discussion


Jamie White
Washington
She writes...
"In 2006 Mimi Lennox, mistress of Bloggingham Castle started a little project.For one day, bloggers who followed her would speak with one voice:  Dona Nobis Pacem. They would post globes with that simple message. What started as a hope nine years ago has now spread to more than 200 countries and it can take days to visit even a percentage of all the people seeking just one goal in our time: GRANT US PEACE"

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Holiday Peace Globes From Days Gone By ~ Happy Holidays!










 Wishing you and yours a blessed New Year. Wishing all of us....PEACE

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

BlogBlast For Peace ~ The Tablecloth

Welcome to the tenth year of BlogBlast For Peace aka Blog4Peace. We speak Dona Nobis Pacem (Grant us Peace) all over the Blogosphere today.
 I hope you have a wonderful Blog4Peace. Please visit each other on your blogs and see all the beautiful new peace globes flying around. 
Don't forget to sign the Mr. Linky below! We want to read your posts!
This is my peace story for NOV 4.


The Tablecloth


I never know how the story will end once it begins.
I only know it begins.
I get one sentence at a time.
The muse said, "Get your grandmother's tablecloth, Mimi. It's time to set the table."
Set the table?
Yes, said the muse, set the table.
I never argue with the Muse.
 There was something in the way the cloth hit the table as soon as it was laid....

My Papa would come home everyday for lunch from the furniture plant.  We could hear the whistle blow and we'd have exactly five minutes to finish the biscuits in the oven. If my grandmother ever burned the bread (which wasn't often) she'd throw them away and start all over. I saw her do that once and remarked what a waste it was to throw food away. But I knew from the look on her face that perfectly cooked flaky biscuits for Papa with melted butter was more important than spilled flour in the trash can. I remember watching him walk in the door, down the little hall toward the kitchen and being so proud that the biscuits were steaming hot and perfect, brown milk gravy in the bowl, crispy fried chicken, cheese, black-eyed peas, cantaloupe and iced tea. Sometimes we'd have vinegar pie.

  
From Maya Angelou's kitchen

Do you see this serving spoon?

It belonged to Dr. Maya Angelou. A wordsmith capable of stirring up change in a young girl's heart and one of my heroes.  She dedicated her life to the magic and power of words. When I was a young girl she reeled me in with "I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings." I've hung on every word she said ever since. 
Sometime after she passed away, I had the privilege of being able to walk through her estate which was being sold at auction. Being in her home among her books, furniture, paintings and the many rooms and grounds in which she lived was an amazing glimpse into her life. I sat in her den in front of a small bust of Gandhi which was also for sale. A woman of  powerful words and influence whose possessions reflected what she valued most. Peace. Love. The power of words.

But it was her kitchen that drew me in. Opening cabinets (soft yellow paint) and being able to choose a few utensils she'd used on a daily basis was even more important to me than the hundreds of books in the downstairs library.
I chose the serving spoon, a pressed cut glass serving tray, and a whimsical green flower vase sitting on the kitchen island top.  I use the spoon every single day. Each time I use it I'm reminded of the power of words. Her words. My words. Our words.  I explored the greenhouse and found a beautiful tall fluted rose vase.

Outside the potting shed door underneath the garage I found a footed topaz fruit bowl from Poland. I have no idea why it was outside or who might have left it there. It now graces the coffee table in my den. A few other small Christmas items came home with me. I treasure them because they were hers and because her words resonate with me, in the same way I treasure my grandmother's cloth and her white porcelain dishes. Each piece laced with remembrance you see, and meant to be used, not stored away in a display cabinet. 

 My grandmother knew how to set a table. She cooked by instinct, not recipe. She would have the dishes washed before the last tea glass was poured.  She knew what it meant to serve her family. White linen laid lovingly for Papa's lunch. 
White linen laid boldly with love. 


My two favorite quotes of Dr. Angelou's reflect our theme.  She said, "Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope."
 I would argue that peace follows.


Maybe it's the place I find myself at this stage of my life. I know I don't have time to waste being cautious to love; I only waste love being cautious.



The past year of my life has been interesting. I had to knock down some walls.
It started way back in the spring of the year. Something inside me wanted to clear things out and make open spaces. In the yard, in the house, in my soul. I raked. I cleaned. I sorted. I prayed. I threw out piles of regret. Cried over things and people one more time for the sole purpose of being done with the crying. It was a silent and fierce  rearranging of me.
Then the joy came.
 I threw open the shutters. I stood with my arms wide open and asked the Universe to notice. I no longer prayed that God would send the "right one" or even resurrect the wrong ones. I started to pray that He would grace me with love - wherever that love came from. That he would mend my relationships. That He would give me chances to settle my scores and dig deep into the reasons I'm still walking solo in a world full of couplings. That He would show me what it is I keep doing to keep it at bay, why I reserve a little corner for doubt and end up unconsciously sabotaging imperfect relationships for the sake of some high-end unattainable perfection. He knew I meant it this time.
And that's when the easiness came.

Some sure kind of surrender happened in me.   I wasn't even aware of the moment it came. But suddenly a long line of wrongs began to right, an unruly crowd of bygones begged one more reflection, and people I never thought I'd see or hear from again in this lifetime began to trip over my corner of the universe and demand my attention.
And Lo and Behold the most holy and unexpected peace swiftly followed.

When you choose to be vulnerable, you choose courage.  You stand in your truth and you own. Whatever that brings to my life is enough.  Enough!  Not good enough, not settled-for-enough, not hammered-out-and-negotiated enough, not just enough, but ENOUGH....as in twice-baked biscuits good.  
That good.

I'd been holding onto a whole batch of burnt biscuits you see...not wanting to waste what I'd put into them. I had my reasons. I thought if I held onto them long enough and stared at their imperfections, it would remind me that I didn't need them after all. They would serve as a warning that scorched manna is painful to the touch, therefore, I'd never want to make another batch. That's a nice safe way to live, isn't it?


 But love cannot abide in the same kitchen as fear. 
Fear will choke the life right out of every biscuit you try to make.


So I took Maya's things and put them side-by-side with my grandmother's dishes on my grandmother's tablecloth on my own imperfect table close to the heart of all I am. Beautiful things from a world-renowned poet beside everyday white porcelain tableware from a kitchen of brown chicken gravy stains  spilled on woven cloth that once bore perfectly delicate biscuits. My kitchen merged with Maya's kitchen merged with grandmother's kitchen and before I knew it we were cooking up a storm.


Dr. Angelou leaned into the batter bowl and said,
"Have enough courage to trust love one more time. And always one more time."

So go ahead...
Burn the biscuits, mess up the gravy, tousle your hair in a wild tangled love. Then start all over again.
Be brave in the unraveling and retelling of someone's truth. Be brave and bare in your own. Open yourself to hear forgiveness and then forgive. Because strong love can only rest mightily and sure in the arms of a vulnerable vessel. And don't we all want strong love?

 Walls are built for keeping out.
 Break
them
down.
And I don't mean brick by brick, year by year, tedious by tedious conversation.
Knock them down
all. at. once.
Then stand back and watch what comes to you.


Now serving in the kitchen of Bloggingham. 
A spoonful of peace

Are you hungry?

 
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 Please join us! Blog4Peace November 4 and everyday on our Facebook pageOur Peace StoreHow To Blog4Peace ™1. Make a peace globe. Choose any graphic on this page. Save. Sign. Decorate2. Send the finished peace globe to blog4peace@yahoo.com or TAG Mimi Lenox on Facebook3. Post it anywhere online November 4
4. Title your post or status Dona Nobis Pacem (Latin for Grant us Peace) hashtag #blog4peace #blogblast4peace

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

One Week 'Til BlogBlast For Peace NOV 4th

Peace and love enlarge our relationships. If you can understand the motives and intents of another, you can love them, forgive them, and be at peace with them. You will have no room for hatred, judgement or malice. It's not about how they react or reciprocate, even whether or not they respond, but about how the change occurs within you. 
One person at a time.
Words are powerful...this matters.

 Join thousands on NOV 4 and blog for peace on the planet.
Choose your own peace globe at this link.



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Sunday, October 18, 2015

Two Weeks until Blog4Peace! Are you Ready?

 Created by Nanna Aldrich Murakami in Honolulu, Hawaii for the 2015 Blog4Peace
What will YOU say?

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Saturday, October 3, 2015

Take The 30 Days of Love Challenge!




 The 30 Day Countdown to BlogBlast 4 Peace begins! Blog4Peace 2015 is Nov 4!
Here's my challenge to you.
As we previously announced here, our theme this year is Peace and The Power of Love.
I challenge you to write down at least one loving act or thought each day and post it.  Copy the graphic at left and display it with your posts. That's easy!

 We change the molecular atmosphere around us many times each day by giving away the best of who we are and keeping the energy positively charged around us. We all do much more than we give ourselves credit for. Being loving brings peace to our circumstances, peace within our relationships, peace in our neighborhoods, peace to the world.


The Peace and The Power of Love Challenge ~ For the next 30 days from Oct 4 - Nov 4 ~ let's be present for love.  Let's consciously and with purpose and intent NOTICE the ways we express love to one another and then AFFIRM the peace it brings into our lives. Let's record it. Write it down. And share our findings with each other. It may be in the way you cook a special meal for someone (or an ordinary everyday meal!), the way you play with your pets, starting your spouse's car on a cold morning, really listening to someone's problems, or simply saying a kind word to a stranger on the street.

 
 There are no small ways to love.

  I'm willing to bet that if we consciously attend to those moments and record them in our minds (and on our pages, too) we'll begin to understand more fully how acting on the love we feel for each other and our planet makes us more peaceful people. I'm willing to wager also that deliberate acts of love and kindness toward those we don't get along with, will bring even more significant peaceful change to ourselves and our world.

Why do I believe this? 
Because after nine years of peace blogging, I know you. I believe in you. I believe in us. I believe in the collective power of positive intent within this community. You have shown time and again what lengths you are willing to go in order to manifest peace during peace season and all through the year. All you have to do is read the thousands of posts HERE on the Official Site to believe in peace globes. Once a peace blogger, always a peace blogger. The movement has changed me and how I look at the world. It is not what I did. It is what WE did. 

Because we share a common thread of desire to become more peaceful people, we are becoming more peaceful and loving. I see it and feel it. 

I'm going to begin my peace blogging challenge this year by answering this question.....
Who is your person?
Who is the one person in my life who inspires me to love?
 Day 1 of the 30 Days of Love Challenge will be devoted to my grandfather

Who is YOUR person?
 

Peace and Love are not just worn out hippie phrases. They work interchangeably.
They incorporate the powerful concept of forgiveness and grace. 

 Peace and love encompass and ignite the gift of mercy within us. They teach us to look intimately into each other - not at each other - with the eyes of humanity. For we are all human.  

Peace and love enlarge our relationships. If you can understand the motivations and intents of another, you can love them, forgive them, and be at peace with them. You will have no room for hatred, judgement, or malice. It's not about how they react or reciprocate,, even whether they respond or not, but about how the change occurs within you

Peace and love call for a laying down of arms. If you can change your weaponry to an arsenal of compassion, you will walk with a new knowledge, forged from a new vision, and those who are not yet at peace with you will see it and feel it. Making peace with someone is the same thing as offering love.  
 Change will come in your life.  If enough of us see the need for this kind of inward focus and walk compassion instead of hate, change will come to all of us.
 Change will come to the planet.

So, this year I ask that you examine the way you interact with the people around you. Is it loving? Is it peaceful? Is it quiet? Is it meaningful? Is it for their good and yours? Is it fused with compassion? Are your motives pure? Does it serve the world? Are you happy and fulfilled in the circle where you abide? If not, what can you do or say to make it better? 
Take the 30 Day Love Challenge
Go!
 

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Your peace globe and post will be assigned a number and placed in the Official Gallery at blogblastforpeace.com. By participating in BlogBlast4Peace you agree that your peace globe and links may be displayed on other social sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Digg, wherever peace bloggers are online, and shared across the blogosphere in the name of peace and in the spirit of promoting this work. They may also be used in printed works and publications online and elsewhere by the founder of this movement in creating published works about the Blog4Peace movement. If you do not want your peace globe shared and made accessible to others, let me know. Otherwise, please understand that this movement is all about spreading the message.
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Special Launch Event Thursday, July 12, 2012

We launched the 2012 BlogBlast4Peace season with a trip to the shore (real and virtual). I am already on the Atlantic. If you were here with us July 12 at sunset, even in spirit, then you were a part of the 2012 launch for BlogBlast4Peace. I can think of no better way to announce our November 4th campaign than a designated time for all to bring the same thoughts and vibes to the table....er...ocean. Then it won't be just me making an announcement. It will be all of us. I like it!
Facebook Event page is here. It was a great success. Thank you. Let the peace begin.

Blog Talk Radio Interviews with Mimi

The Doctor Anonymous Show ~November 6, 2008
November 4, 2008
Election Night on The Doctor Blogstein Radio Happy Hour
The Mo Show
November 7, 2007
The Doctor Anonymous Show ~ October 25, 2007
BlogTalkRadio.com
Click to hear the interview below

2011 Official BlogBlast4Peace Video

Professional photographer and poet, Dawn Drover, created this year's video.

Peace Poems & Stories

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  • It's Sanni-licious ~ All We Are Saying
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  • Kids, Cats, & Books: What Else Is There?
  • Lily's Pad ~ King James Bible
  • Me, My Life, My Garden
  • Mississippizen
  • Missy & KC
  • Mother's Home
  • Odat's Mumblings
  • On A Limb With Claudia ~ Tao
    On The Far Side Of The Sea Luke 2:10-12
  • Parlancheq ~ Jimi Hendrix
  • Pregnant Pauses
  • Quotes In Can
  • Rock and Star
  • Short Stories in the making
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  • This Eclectic Life
  • Trav's Thoughts Yuki and Simiko

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