When I first heard of Bloggers for Peace through Kelly Kuhn, a blogger I highly admire, I didn’t think we really fit with the concept of what the group is trying to do. However, after thinking about it from a different perspective, I realized we certainly did: our goal of helping children find the power inside themselves to face any fear they experience can certainly contribute to peace in the world.
Peace, after all, has to start with each of us, within ourselves. If we are uncomfortable in our skins, unhappy with our lives, afraid of the world and of who we are, we cannot experience peace – and thus we cannot help spread it.
Certainly finding peace is a lifelong process. As we take each step toward conquering our inner demons, we open the door to a bit more peace, allowing us to share even more. This becomes a blessed circle, leading to the growth of even more internal strength and external peace.
As part of Bloggers for Peace, we will be posting at least one article a month on a topic related to peace. This month’s topic is Peace in Relationships – which fits our purpose perfectly! Look for that post soon.
In the meantime, here are some great articles on the June theme for you to enjoy:
A wonderful piece by Authentic Talk on the right of high school students in Georgia to have an integrated prom – what is prejudice, after all, but fear?
Inspire the Idea talking about how to make a 29-year relationship work!
Peace in a Storm/Francine in Retirement shares some gorgeous photos of water lilies, which always help me stop to take a breath.
You can also check out all the Bloggers for Peace here.