Monday, November 4, 2019

"Let Peace Begin With Me" #Blog4Peace #NOV4 #ChangeYourClimate

We live in a world full of tension, anger, childish horrific words that we are bombarded with on a daily basis. There is no longer ANY PLACE "safe" in our World. Schools, streets, night clubs, stores and more have become free-for-alls for gunfire and killing. There are angry people stalking our planet wanting to spread their venom. 

The angry vicious words and actions make me depressed, anxious, sick and sometimes frightened. Frightened for myself, for my loved ones, for the World.

The way I am combating this is I have to "Let Peace Begin With Me".  I refuse to allow evil to rule my  world. I often will turn off national news and focus on our local news. I am selective about the things I  read, I spend less time on Facebook and Twitter. Am I attempting to insulate myself in my own cocoon? To an extent, you bet your life I am!! 


The theme for the 2019 Blog4Peace movement is changing our climate. "Our Climate" is not only the climate we live in on Earth, but our OWN PERSONAL CLIMATE. The climate we live in on Earth, (nature, our weather, natural disasters, etc.) must be acknowledged. It cannot be ignored. Our PERSONAL "climates" have to be acknowledged as well, that is why I have chosen to be selective in reference to what I allow into my personal world.

I am  trying to be kinder and more tolerant with others. I refuse to allow evil to rule in my personal life!  I don't always succeed, but as much as I can I want to fight evil with kindness, respect, tolerance of our differences. We weren't put on this earth to all be clones of each other, we are all unique and special in our own way. It is time we CELEBRATE our differences instead of allowing our differences to divide us.

How are YOU changing your "climate?" Please read below from our friend Mimi Lennox for ideas of things you can address in YOUR world.

From https://mimiwrites.blogspot.com/2019/09/announcing-blog4peace-november-4.html

The more our environment changes, the more the atmosphere in our personal lives changes.
Humans react to stress.  Poisonous words alter the collective consciousness of the Universe in the world at large and in our homes.  We are not only struggling to find gigantic real world solutions to enormous problems for our very survival, we're also internalizing all the fear and urgency that comes with that task. Our bodies react to what we see happening around us, what we hear, what we read. If we don't know what to do and we play that mantra over and over in our heads, we become hopeless. Stuck. Overwhelmed. Sick. Depressed. Scared. 

We have to stop saying in angst "we've got to find a solution!!" and actually find a solution!
We are a planet of people floundering in a cesspool at a pivotal point in time.  
And it is literally killing us. Not only is the planet coming unglued, so are we. 
What triggers a lack of peace in your life? What makes you lose your peace?
Uncertainty? Finances? Sickness? Politics? Racism? Unkindness? Family? Relationships? Job? Grief? 
Depression? 

In my world, since 2016 politics has made me more depressed. I couldn't visit Facebook without feeling sick or depressed. As a result, I greatly limit the time I spend there and on ALL social media.  I  cannot tolerate racism, I cannot tolerate people spewing hatred and venom towards those who look, act or think differently than what they have chosen to define as the "norm".

It takes a lot of effort but every day I try to fight this evil by being more accepting of others,  if everyone practiced more tolerance maybe Mother Nature would feel the calming vibes and begin to calm down as well. With that thought in addition to our new graphic for 2019 that we posted above, (a huge THANK YOU to Mimi Lenox for providing graphics for all of us to use/change as we see fit), we are re-reposting our Blog4Peace graphic from 2018 because that is the message we choose to send this year as well. May our personal environment be more peaceful, the road to a peaceful world has to begin with EACH ONE OF US. For now, "Let Peace Begin With Me"


Let there be peace on earth

And let it begin with me
Let There Be Peace on Earth
The peace that was meant to be
With God as our Father

Brothers all are we
Let me walk with my brother
In perfect harmony.
Let peace begin with me

Let this be the moment now.
With ev'ry step I take

Let this be my solemn vow
To take each moment and live
Each moment in peace eternally
Let there be peace on earth
And let it begin with me


Songwriters: Jill Jackson / Sy Miller
Let There Be Peace on Earth lyrics © Mccg LLC


31 comments:

  1. I wish people would work more on finding solutions and less on arguing.

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  2. Great post and we so agree!

    Mum refuses to watch the news and also tries to avoid social media. She's hardly ever on Facebook now. As for Twitter, she's had enough of that too but she still checks up on it daily.

    Here we are sick of politics and bloody Brexit!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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  3. One of my all-time favorite songs! Thanks for this wonderful reminder.

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    1. thank you so much Amy! It is definitely one of my all-time favorites too. It always brings tears to my eyes.

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  4. The politicians argue because we let them. They spend our money unwisely because we let them. Until that changes they will continue on their paths.

    Have a fabulous day, Cody. My best to your mom. ♥

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  5. A very poignant post that, unfortunately, is needed during this time of strife. The saddest part of this all is that there was similar sentiment when Dad was a lad. The difference is the higher level of evil as you said. We all need to keep our personal focus to peace and to try and teach and show this in all we do. Thanks friends

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    1. thank you dear furiends and thank YOU for your insightful comment. You are so right, there is a much "higher level of evil" in our world today. It's so sad.

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  6. Beautiful globe and wise words, thank you!

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  7. Beautiful peace globes and message. XO

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  8. Beautiful message and we totally agree and we don't watch any news here. If the world ends I suspect someone will tell us.

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  9. We humans need to let peace and harmony back into our lives.

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  10. Beautiful Peace globe and beautiful words. Purrs

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  11. This is a great post. We, the ordinary people try to do our part, but it is those higher who won't listen and keep denying.
    I also rarely watch the news and am sick of politics and Brexit.
    We have just come back from a cruise and one evening were sat with 4 Americans for dinner. We had just ordered and they were discussing Trump. One asked me what I thought of Brexit and I politely but firmly told him I was on holiday and had no desire to discuss politics. I was expecting an awkward reply but he told me I was quite right and politics have no place on holiday. We all got on really well after that.

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    1. thank you! you are sooo right about we "ordinary" people doing our part and others being in denial. KUDOS TO YOU about nipping political talk in the bud! I would have done the same! YOU ROCK! xoxo

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  12. We dont watch news here either. Great post!!

    The Florida Furkids

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  13. We LOVE your Peace Globe and the message. We agree about politics and the state of the world. It can be SO depressing.

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  14. Love this post and your peace globe. I never thought it could mean YOUR climate until a few people posted it. TW has been physically sick since 1/20/16. She wants to know everything but doesn't really.

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    1. thank you so much CK! Yes, actually, I poked around her facebook page and website and she inferred she wanted to know what we were doing in our personal climate to make us more peaceful. That being said, she also mentioned the Earth's climate as well. There is no wrong or right. People should do what resonates with them, while our Earth's climate is important to me..........I have also been physically sick since Jan 20, 2016 and felt I needed to write about that xoxoxo

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  15. Such a beautiful and important peace globe. Thank you for sharing this message of peace, Caren and Cody. We interpreted Change Your Climate in the same way as you. XO

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    1. thank you so much dear furiends! I think it is because you and I probably visited her website (and the brown box above stated what she was going for), but it's all good. Each individual has to do what is right for them and what resonates with them. We love you!

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  16. I have found that kindness to others is one of the best ways to bring happiness into your own life.

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  17. A very, very, beautiful message indeed! We can each make a difference in our own personal climate by choosing to be a light and spread love and warmth in this sometimes cold and dark world.
    Amen and God bless!

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  18. When we all put our paws together, Cody and Caren, we can archieve a better world. We have to bring out love to the world, to let Peace and Joy remain💗Peaceful Pawkisses for a Happy Tuesday🐾😽💞

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  19. What a GREAT message! Thank you for sharing this. Here's to hoping for peace and more kindness in the world!

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