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.”
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!