Saturday, March 31, 2007

The Peace Globe Movement

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"All we are saying is give peace a chance ... "

Mimi Lenox of Mimi Writes sent out an email awhile ago about the latest Peace Globe Movement in the Blogosphere that is due to take place on June 6, 2007. In her email she invited anyone and everyone, regardless of political or religious beliefs, to sign a Peace Globe and add it to the ever growing number that have already been signed and posted on many, many blogs of all types and topics. I have visited many blogs that sport a Peace Globe on their sidebars and am sure that there will be many more to follow.

Ex-military though I may be, I do support World Peace and oftentimes wonder why, in the words of Rodney King, "can't we all just get along?" Why does someone always want what someone else has?, why does someone who is a bully and tyrant always want to be in charge?, why does there seem to be so much hate? Sometimes I just don't get it.

I decided that I definitely wanted to participate when, as Mimi put it, "We will storm Blogland again with Peace Globes and identical post titles on June 6, 2007. The goal is to get as many blog owners as possible blogging about world peace on the same day and displaying their signed globes from all parts of the world saying the same thing in the title - Dona Nobis Pacem - translated from Latin to English "Grant Us Peace."

To do that all I had to do was get a Peace Globe, put my name and/or a message on it, ship it off to Mimi, and then post it on my blog. Easy enough, right? Well - not quite. I have the artistic talents of a rutabaga so I asked my very artistic daughter to help me out with this as she has PhotoShopping skills second to none. However, trying to get her to take the time out from doing her own designs and drawings was akin to trying to pull my own teeth! Finally after much nagging (as she put it) and cajoling, she was able to fit me into her busy schedule and came up with the below Peace Globe:


I shall proudly display this on my sidebar and on June 6th will place it in a post with other bloggers all across the globe when "voices" all across the Blogosphere will cry out with the same message at the same time - Dona Nobis Pacem - Grant Us Peace! Maybe if enough people at the same time say the same thing the rest of the world will listen and something good will come of it!

Please join us if you haven't already!

9 comments:

  1. Hey Linda,
    I went to mimi's blog on the link and it won't let me copy the picture or any of them. So something is broke maybe. I know she had gone to SGT.Dub's blog lately and said something about she couldn't do comments on her blog. So I don't know if it is connected or not. If you can figure it out let me know. I am trying

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  2. Sometimes blogs do have trouble getting on.

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  3. I look forward to reading what you have to say on June 6th. Global Peace is definately a GOOD thing, and I agree with you 100%, despite my own limited association with the Military.

    BTW: June 6, 2007 marks the 43rd anniversary of "D-Day"; the Normandy Landings in WWII - when we fought with the hope of establishing world peace.

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  4. What a great idea. I've got mine and made a note on the calendar for 6th June.

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  5. I've gotta run over and get mine! :)

    Yours looks AWESOME!!! I love it.

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  6. A peaceful planet will be a lovely thing to live with !

    Hope you have a good Sunday Linda !

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  7. good one linda! and mimi's blog does not like internet explorer for some reason. if i am in using that i cannot comment, but if i switch to firefox it is fine. she does not know why, but try that....

    smiles, bee

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  8. Linda - A lovely post and effort for Peace Globe day. I have gotten several responses via your blog and I'm concerned about the technical issues on Mimi Writes. None of my other sites have problems with linking or comment function. So today I'm temporarily changing my template so that people can click away until I figure it out.

    THANK YOU SO MUCH for posting this.
    Your daughter is quite talented and I absolutely love this globe.

    I appreciate your comments regarding your military background and have gone 'round and 'round with that topic in my head for days now. You're right - can't we all just get along is so simple - and yet it isn't at all in our world.

    I believe that world peace is a reflection of inner peace on the planet. We all need to work on that in our daily lives.

    I don't view BlogBlast For Peace as a small thing at all. In fact, it has become larger than anything I could have imagined. Everytime I see a globe I get goosebumps.
    It IS growing and touches me that so many people have the same sentiment and are willing to use their blog voices. Ooops....didn't mean to write a post.

    I will address this today in Mimi Writes.

    Thanks again for all you are doing and writing such a great blog everyday.

    Peace,
    Mimi

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  9. my globe is on my sidebar, peace

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