Thankful Thursday Blog Hop: #Blog4Peace 2021 ~ Dona Nobis Pacem

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Hello everyone, thanks once again for stopping by for our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.  I am always thankful to each of you for joining us!  Each and every Thursday we share the things for which we are most thankful and we always enjoy reading all of the things you are thankful for too. If you are new to our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop, thanks for hopping in, we really do get excited when new blogger pals join us!

Today I’m thankful for the annual #Blog4Peace event started by and hosted by Mimi Lenox.  Mimi started this project back in 2006.  Here’s part of the scoop according to Mimi:

“I wanted to know what would happen if all bloggers everywhere signed their name across an Earth globe and all posted the SAME POST on the SAME DAY. It was that simple. I would ask them to step out from huts and corners and cul-de-sacs for one day and write on the subject of peace. In their own language, from their own perspective, freely, in their own words. I would give them a common place to speak. We would have one twenty-four hour span of time to express our desire for a peaceful planet. A pledge. A signature. A symbolic promise. It was an invitation for all nationalities, creeds, tribes and religions to converge upon one page.

I no longer wondered would could happen on BlogBlast For Peace day. I knew what WOULD happen. Because the shift had already started in me. You know the one. The kind of intrinsic change that sneaks up on you. Mind-altering change, community birthing change, spine-tingling change. World changing change. Some people said quite loudly under their breaths “Go on with your little peace experiment, Mimi. We’ll play along.” There’s just one little problem with that theory.  WORDS ARE POWERFUL.

I found a graphic and created the first one.  I asked bloggers to write “Dona nobis pacem” which is Latin for “Grant us peace” across the image and post it on their blogs in November – less than thirty days from the time I made that October challenge.  To my utter surprise fifty-two people responded enthusiastically and soon the idea began to spread.  It was like watching the flames of a fire grow bigger and wilder by the day. I began to think of the possibilities. The fire in me was growing too. Soon part two of my simple plan came into view; we would visit each other in those far-flung neighborhoods on BlogBlast For Peace day and read what moves and motivates people thousands of miles away to follow the same idea. And in doing so we would learn what makes US the same.”

You can read the rest of the amazing Blog4Peace story on Mimi’s blog HERE.

The theme for today is Courageous Peace in a Time of Great Change. We’ve all had to be courageous over the last almost two years. Covid has brought change to all of us, like it or not.  We’ve learned, we’ve adapted, we’ve gotten frustrated, we’ve lost loved ones, and we’ve been continually challenged.  Our courage and our desire for peace lives on in all that we do.  I’m thankful that, at least for today, so many of us have so much in common.  If we carry this forward every day we can make the world a better place.

So, what are you thankful for today??? Tell us in the comments and then join us for our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!! More Forever Homes More Often! Purrrrr! Zip! Later!

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48 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday Blog Hop: #Blog4Peace 2021 ~ Dona Nobis Pacem

  1. Pam

    We always participate in Blog for Peace but for some unknown reason I was unaware today was the day – never saw a post from Mimi. That makes me sad but I ALWAYS and FOREVER will hope for peace…….for all of us – LASTING PEACE.

    Hugs, Pam and Teddy too

    1. Mimi Lenox

      Hi Pam! It makes me sad that you didn’t see it our promo. We did extend this year’s event to last through Sunday Nov 7th. You haven’t missed it at all! Wishing you and the spoiled cat blog peace and blessings.

  2. Madison

    Peace is a wonderful thing and the world needs more of it these days as people seem to be off their rockers much of the time. Having peace makes the world a better place.

  3. Little Binky and Granny

    We have forgotten about the date to blog for peace, Brian, but we sure live with the same thoughts to bring Peace back into our world, furredom of speaking, equal rights for all and truth and above all L O V E 💗 Pawkisses for a Peaceful Day to all of you🐾😽💞
    Ps we can’t link up on any bloggie anymore, so there’s no linky of the Binky 🙈

  4. Lucy and Xena

    Uh oh, Mommy’s been busy with our Adam in the hospital, and she didn’t make a Blog for Peace blog. We have some things to say about peace and thankfulness too, and she promised to help us when she gets home from work…uh, there she goes. REMEMBER TO HELP US WHEN YOU GET HOME, MOMMY! AFTER YOU FEED US! XOX Xena

  5. Sandee

    I just wish many would stop the hate and strive for peace. I just don’t seen it happening. Hubby and I have a peaceful home, so we’ve attained peace. It does begin with us.

    Thank you for hosting the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday. Scritches to all the kitties and my best to the both of you. ♥

  6. Mimi Lenox

    Brian – Your peace offerings are always so lovely. I love that kitty is a peace blogger too! Holding that sign is so stinkin’ cute. Your post brought reflection on the importance of gratitude.

    Peace and love to you and yours!

  7. Kathe W.

    Start off by being kind and thoughtful- we all can do that easily with a smile on our faces- does not cost a penny! Cheers and thanks for you!

  8. Tink-NL

    I’m thankful for the unconditional love of my cats and dog. Always there for me to cuddle, play or for some mischief!
    Peace to you! ☮️

  9. Catscue

    What a beautiful post for today Brian. I didn’t know what today was all about, just put up the badge, now I know and I’ll do better next time. Peace out!

  10. Sherry Marr

    I am thankful for the beauty and generosity of Mother Earth, and hope we humans learn how to care for her better. Thanks for taking part in Blogblast. It matters.

  11. Mike Golch

    OH I forgot about Blog Blast For Peace I don’t have a Globe for this year. But Ii did do a Thankful Thursday and a Throwback Thursday all in One.

  12. Mickeys Musings

    Peace to you and your family!!!
    I always love reading about how Mimi started all this.
    I made the Peace Globe,
    but forgot to post it until this evening :/
    Better late than never 🙂
    I like your globe Brian!!!
    Purrs, Julie & mum

  13. Meezer'sMews&TerrieristicalWoofs

    The attitude of gratitude goes a long long way to making peace and having peace in your heart, makes it so much easier to spread that instead of hate and tumult and other not peaceful troubles.

    This peace Blogging day reminds me of this:
    I always think of the song, Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me…

    Yes, if we all would do that, just think of how beautiful all the peacefulness would be, and instead of fearful and hateful faces, the peeps would have serene smiles. Oh I wish…I pray!I always think of the song, Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me…

    But I missed this this year…I didn’t get any notification about it…so I am just going around all to the others and enjoying all the peace therein:)

  14. Caren

    Absolutely LOVE your peace globe and feel awful that I think this is the second year I missed. I missed last year because of the boy’s passing……missed this year because I just couldn’t get it together in time to post anything. Hopefully next year I will!

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