In a few hours, we officially start the Bloggers for Peace 2013. At this point, we have 40 bloggers committed to publish at least one post a month on/for/about peace. That is 480 peace posts, more than a post a day, that will uplift the internet throughout the year. If you want to join Bloggers for Peace click on the badge to the right. From this tiny seed, how big a tree of peace can we grow? What about a multinational forest of peace?
To help inspire the Bloggers for Peace (B4Peace), we will have a Monthly Peace Challenge. To participate, tag your post with B4Peace or leave a link to it in the comments. Anyone who completes all twelve Monthly Peace Challenges will receive a Free B4Peace T-shirt.
“I’m Starting With The Man In The Mirror
I’m Asking Him To Change His Ways
And No Message Could Have Been Any Clearer
If You Wanna Make The World A Better Place
Take A Look At Yourself, And Then Make A Change”–Michael Jackson
Let’s start our journey towards peace on a personal level. For this challenge write about a daily/weekly gesture or act of kindness that you perform to create peace in your home and/or community. How does this practice affect you and your day? What are the reactions you get from this act of kindness? Try to give specific examples. For artists, poets, and photographers, share a piece which means KINDNESS to you.
“Even a very simple action may be an extraordinary expression of the compassionate heart.” Sharon Salzberg
Many of us already practice acts of kindness everyday. What NEW acts of kindness can we incorporate into our lives? For example, I was thinking about finding one blogger everyday who needs love. Maybe they have no followers. Maybe they just posted about being a victim of abuse. Maybe they lost someone/something dear to them. I will read and empathize with this blogger as best that I can. Then I will write a comment on their post letting them know that they are loved.
Imagine what would happen if everyone who read our blogs decided to practice one new act of kindness a day/week.
Don’t forget to tag your post B4Peace. Also, if you know how, link to at least one other B4Peace’s post. The easiest way to do this is go to explore topics and type in B4Peace in the upper right hand corner search window. You can also go to the B4Peace page in the top menu of Everydaygurus and find a clickable list of all the bloggers committed to this project. For a great article on pingbacks, click HERE.
Thank you for reading, sharing and/or smiling.
- We Can Make a Difference – Right Here, Right Now (everydaygurus.com)
- Wouldn’t it be great if Peace went Viral? (everydaygurus.com)
- Bloggers for Peace: Baby steps to peace on earth; or, ask yourself, “What would Jo March do?” (carondann.com)
- Be a piece of peace (fecthis.wordpress.com)
- Peas On Earth (fishofgold.wordpress.com)