November 2009 Blog Blast for Peace

In an ideal world, the conditions of poverty, social injustice, inequality, environmental degradation, and the weak do not exist.

Alas, we do not live in an ideal world but in a real and dynamic one where all these things, and more, exist.

We may not have time to pause and ponder on these issues while we go about minding our own business.

We may think we live in peaceful existence when we are not bombarded with these issues. Do we?

We can not carry and fathom all the world’s troubles and everyone’s worries but initiating positive changes, even when taken in small steps, can go along way.

My idea of peace, as I have written before, still stands true for me:

No matter what we do, we can not live in isolation and we are not immune to the ills of the world.

Oppression. Killing. Famine. War. Terrorism. Environmental destruction. Natural disaster. Even family matters that seem trivial, all these and more, cause disturbance of peace.

Through it all, maybe peace is a mindset, a lifestyle and a kind of wishful thinking. With all the negative things happening, can one really have a peaceful mindset?

For me, writing about peace is just one step in achieving it because even if one writes about peace but does not live it, then the effort would be futile.

Words are wonderful but actions are more than so.

November 2009 Blog Blast for Peace

20 Responses to November 2009 Blog Blast for Peace

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  2. “writing about peace is just one step in achieving it because even if one writes about peace but does not live it, then the effort would be futile.”

    Exactly. I hope this is step for many to begin to write about live change. I need these daily reminders in my own life.

    Your peace globe is outstanding. It is #1558 in the Official Peace Globe Gallery.

  3. Wow. Powerful words and a very important message… Well done!

    Belated Peace Day wishes to you. 🙂

  4. Beautiful peace globe and the message says it all.
    Actions do speak louder than words.

    Peace and Love,

  5. Your post is very thought-provoking and insightful. Peace to you and yours.

  6. Peace out to you Teacher Julie and to your family. 🙂

  7. Co-sign. We write and listen to words, and then we frame our actions and do what it is in us to do.

    Peace to you and yours.

  8. Every word matters, every action counts…

    Peace be with you.

  9. Thanks too, for visiting 🙂

  10. True, SAW, and we hope we can inspire others achieve what we hope for. Peace to you and yours!

  11. Thank you, Jennifer 🙂

  12. Thanks Carver 🙂

  13. Thanks JMB. This is TeacherJulie 🙂

  14. Wonderful globe and post.

    Peace be with you and yours.

  15. Beautiful globe and an excellent post Julie. I agree with you so much and with the quote on your globe. Peace to you and yours, Carver

  16. The image on your globe works so well with your message. Very well written.


  17. I agree – writing about it is important. Especially if it stirs you or those hwo read your words to take a step, any step, toward peace. Happy BlogBlast!

  18. Thoughtful words for today’s celebration.

    Thank you for participating!

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