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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Marjorie at Dash Kitten
Marjorie at Dash Kitten
1 year ago

AAHH I always miss Blog for Peace day. Thank you for reminding me.

Eastside Cats
1 year ago

Love is all we need!

1 year ago

What a lovely idea, and maybe i have time to add it to my post tomorrow, i’ll try.

1 year ago

Dang, we kind of dropped the ball on Blog Blast for Peace this year. We love your Peace Globe!

1 year ago

I don’t understand anyone would be against peace.
Coffee is on and stay safe

1 year ago

Love and peace 🙂 Good to see you, Brian.

1 year ago

purrs and peace for all anipals…

1 year ago

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

Mimi Lenox
1 year ago
Reply to  Pam

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.

Memories of Eric and Flynn

Lovely post, Brian. My wish is also for peace throughout the world.

1 year ago

great post Brian, I will join you now Dona Nobis Pacem”

1 year ago

Soft purrs, gentle hugs. Just a beginning …

1 year ago

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.

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 🙈

Lucy and Xena
1 year ago

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

1 year ago

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. ♥

The Florida Furkids
1 year ago

We’re blogging for Peace today too. It’s always great to see the many Peace Globes on this day.

Ellen J Pilch
1 year ago

Very nice peace globe. Even after your reminder, I somehow forgot to make one. Thank you for hosting. Have a wonderful day. XO

1 year ago

My 2 adopted cats. DOT AND CALICO. They are Purfect and amazing.

1 year ago

Love and peace to you♥

Mimi Lenox
1 year ago

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!

Millie & Walter
1 year ago

The world sure would be better if there was more peace to go around.

Cecilia Upchurch
1 year ago

The last nearly 2 years I hope has made people realize the importance of acceptance and peace. One thing for certain I have learned patience!
Hugs Cecilia

Kathe W.
1 year ago

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!

1 year ago

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! ☮️

1 year ago

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!

Sherry Marr
1 year ago

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.

Wing Commander Basil & The B Team

Epic dude, sadly we forgot this year! We’ll put a reminder in our phone for next time!

Thanks for hosting, sharing the message and big hugs to mew all! XX

1 year ago

Peace ✌️ today and more! Like your HOP concept. Keep blogging on!

Mike Golch
1 year ago

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.


Not sure what is going on with your blog hop page but keep getting error when I try to enter my link. The link for Thankful Thursday I did is:

The Poupounette Gang

We all hope for peace in a world that increasingly seems to be going towards strife.

Tama and Benny


Finally got it entered—Yeah

The OP Pack
The OP Pack
1 year ago

AMEN!!! Let there be peace – seems to make an awful lot of sense to us.

Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

1 year ago

Love the picture of you with your peace sign. Beautiful message.

A ShutterBug Explores

Sweet kitty photos and lovely post ~ Peace to you and all ~ Xo

Living in the moment

A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song
Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song
1 year ago

That is truly an inspired idea

Melissa & Mudpie
1 year ago

Beautiful message, friends!

Mickeys Musings
1 year ago

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

Spike William
1 year ago

What a lovely post about Peace. We posted our Peace Globe today also and hopefully with many purrs and prayers peace will come.

Purrrrrs, Spike William

Create With Joy
1 year ago

Have a peaceful week!


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… Read more »

Anne M Robinson
1 year ago

Peace and Love and Purrs for this day. Thanks for sharing and sorry we missed out too. Grateful always to be here. Love seeing you all. Take care

Darla M Sands
1 year ago

What a nice gesture. And Brian, you look so sweet with your little placard.

Cathy Keisha
1 year ago

I always LOVE your peace globe and posts. You are 100% correct.

1 year ago

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!

Królowa Karo
1 year ago

I’m grateful for the exceptional people I have around me.

1 year ago

Hi! I allowed myself to borrow a photo from here and post it here, with the mandatory link, of course! Thanks!