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Hugs and blessings,

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Whirled Peace - We Can Each Make a Difference

Click for Camera Critters, Pet Pride, & Monochrome Mania
Scroll down for Blog Your Blessings on Sunday

and information about the next
Blog Blast for Peace

Imagining Peace
Photobucket images
in my Mosaic

Click to embiggen for better viewing
and for others participating in
Mosaic and Blue Monday

Bobbie of Almost There brought the Pinwheels for Peace project to my attention and I'd like to share with you because ... "in today's world, peace needs to become more than just a word."

"Pinwheels for Peace is an art installation project started in 2005 by two Art teachers, Ann Ayers and Ellen McMillan, who teach at Monarch High School in Coconut Creek, Florida, as a way for their students to express their feelings about what’s going on in the world and in their lives. The project was quickly embraced by their students and the entire school community and by millions of art teachers, teachers, parents, children and adults who desire peace in our world.

The first Pinwheels for Peace were installed on Sept. 21, 2005. Since then, we have grown from 500,000 pinwheels planted the first year, to 2 million pinwheels in 2008!"
September 21st, is International Day of Peace ... and I hope you'll participate. Check out the site for Info & Ideas, Pinwheel Locations, Template, Directions, Gallery, and more. To learn more about International Day of Peace, visit Peace One Day and International Day of Peace.

"The pacifist's task today is to find
a method of helping and healing which provides
a revolutionary constructive substitute for war."
~Vera Brittain, 1964

"Don't let yesterday use up too much of today."
Cherokee Indian Proverb

I'm blessed with many wonderful friends ... and am grateful for the serendipitous chain of events that led to me discovering this 'virtual' world known as the Blogosphere. A widget in my sidebar reminds me that I'll celebrate my 2nd Blogoversary in just about a month.
I had no clue back then what would unfold, but I appreciate the connections with so many others throughout the world who not only share thoughts on their own blogs, but visit & comment on mine. Each is a blessing and I'm delighted to have encountered all.

Today as I reflect on my life and share about 'Whirled Peace' ... I'm reminded of my gratitude for Mimi Lenox who conceived of a wonderful idea in the Fall of 2006 and followed through ... encouraging people from all over the world to join her in a Blog Blast for Peace.

On June 4th of 2008 I joined her and others, creating my first two Peace Globes and posting twice ... once at Sacred Ruminations and also at Small Reflections. On November 6th of 2008 I created three more. In case you missed them and you have a bit of time to spare, here are links:
Sacred Ruminations- The Strength of Gentleness
Small Reflections-A Revolution of Music,
Blog Rolls & Bling - What if?
(a Colorful Alternative to Bombs)
and June of 2008:

Thirteen Thoughts on the Topic of Peace
Peace in Every Step

This seems like a good chance to announce
that the next Blog Blast for Peace launch is

November 5th 2009
I'd like to invite you to participate.
You can click here for more information at Mimi's
and the badge below to get your peace globe.
here to see globes created by others

I hope to see your Peace Globe and Blog Blast this year.

See also
my Daily Gratitude List
in the sidebar at Small Reflections

What are some blessings in YOUR life currently?
For others who 'Blog Their Blessings'
go to My Blog Rolls and/or click on the
Blog Your Blessings logo

above Really Good Things.
For those who participate in Sacred Life Sunday
click the logo below:
Blessed Be ... and so it is!

Thought for Today
"Let us love the world to peace." Quoted in The Angels' Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994


Sylvia K said...

Lovely reminders! Hopefully we will all get the word out about peace in our world!


Kathy said...

Beautiful mosaic...I'll stop by the site you've posted...

Mary said...

What a wonderful collection, filled with imagination! Thanks so much for sharing the love at Mosaic Monday. :)

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

Beautiful artistic images ... what a great project...

Anonymous said...

Great post and I love your mosaics.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Carol said...

Love your mosaic! Well done!

Michelle @ Sweet Something Design said...

What a post! Full of information and a wonderful mosaic! Thank you!

Mary Bergfeld said...

What a spectacular collection. Thanks for sharing it with us. Your collage is quite beautiful. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

Shy said...

Creative mosaic, I love the blue butterfly so vibrant.

SmilingSally said...

I came looking for BLUE, but can't see any.

Carolyn Ford said...

That is a beautiful and meaningful mosaic with LOTS of BLUE! Thank you for sharing good thoughts!

Anonymous said...

It's Peace Day. Good to know pinwheels were used in craft in memory of this day. i didn't know that so thanks :-)

Happy Blue monday too!

BunnyKissd said...

Perfect mosaic for today!

SandyCarlson said...

Int'l Peace Day is a wonderful thing. Just got through watching some video on YouTube to do with the day. Your post is gorgeous.

I appreciated your comments about the blogosphere. I feel the same way.

Tes said...

Oh wow, I joined Mosaic Monday for the first time and each mosaic is different. So far, yours is the most colorful -vibrant and beautiful!

Your theme, PEACE, is very uplifting!

Wildflowerhouse said...

THoughtful mosaic and a gentle reminder. Well done, peace to you! Sharon Thanks for visiting today.

Miranda said...

oh I LOVE LOVE LOVE this mosaic. That is really good.


I've never heard that proverb before but I love it! Thanks for sharing it.

~JarieLyn~ said...

I love the originality in your mosaic. It's very colorful and pretty, as well as symbolic.

International peace day is on my birthday. I never knew that until I just learned it from your blog. I'll check out the links to read more.