Thursday, November 04, 2010


This year I haven't had time to come up with any ideas for Blog Blast for Peace. For one thing, this year I'm skeptical about peace on earth after having read so much "hate-filled junk" in the cyberspace. There are some people who just love unloading themselves in other people's space and create friction. Last year I was so full of hope when I joined in Blog Blast for Peace. I don't know if that means I'm getting more cynical or pessimistic or what, but I sure don't want to lose my hope in mankind.

One site that makes me feel good about mankind is: Gives Me Hope.

I've also liked the page in Facebook, so I get notification every time there are new submissions. The site has become my feel-good site. Whenever I feel any doubt about mankind and the effort to create peace, this site never fails to make me feel hopeful. Whenever I feel down, this site makes me feel warm and gooey inside. So even though I'm not participating in Blog Blast for Peace this year, I want to share this beautiful site with you all. It also has some beautiful sister sites like "Love Gives Me Hope" and "Kids Give Me Hope" on the top part of the site.

One example of one entry that I read in Facebook today was this:

TODAY ON FACEBOOK I FOUND a group created by a guy who found someone's camera while traveling. He really wants to return the camera, which is full of memories, but has no idea who it belongs to. 230,000 people have joined the group to pass along the message. Kindness GMH.

UPDATE: The good will of 250,000 people created a stir that rippled into an office in London, where a group of French people were recognized, one being the owner.


  1. Peace on earth is a very very difficult concept especially when you think about what is going on in the MIddle East and Afghanistan.
    & yes, you are right about the other part of lack of peace w/ people fighting on the Internet.

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  3. I think it's much easier for ppl to make conflict on the internet since it's just a virtual life: they don't need to be present and no need to see their counterpart in person. :o
    However, many ppl dare to do so in the real life.
    I guess the thing is, when one likes something, the other hates it..and there where it all starts. :o

  4. For someone who has lost heart a little, I'm glad you still posted. I know it's not easy when some people on the internet are unkind...I know it can make life a complete misery. I have had some experience of that.

    But, I have also had many good experiences (see my latest post for Blogblast for peace about bloggers) and it is precisely because of the most amazing people I have met through blogging I am becoming less cynical...and believe more strongly that change can happen.

    I don't believe it will take a year, or two. I think it can be taken in the context "Everything is possible , the impossible just takes a little longer. many years!

    There is the whole history of mankind to undo. I hope that peace will come to us during this century. I don't believe it will happen anytime soon, but I hope I might be alive to see it...

    Wishing you much peace and happiness, Amel x

  5. I felt like that last year, funny enough. I think we all get a bit glum now and then, especially if you watch the news a lot. The news tends to focus only on disasters and drama. It's imbalanced and can leave you feeling rather hopeless, which isn't the whole picture at all


  6. Peace is always difficult since it is hard for individuals to set aside their personal needs in favor of what is good for all until someone or something comes along to say, "Do this little thing to help" such as the lost camera. So once each day do a "little" thing. At some point all those millions upon millions little things will add up to Peace for all.

  7. Hello Amel!

    I do hope you will find some peace and sunshine as you continue through the Peace Globe blog blast. We just need to focus on the positive. I know it can be difficult sometimes.

  8. Thanks for introducing me to "Gives me Hope" because I, too, have experienced discouragement with the horribly uncivil behaviors of people on the internet who take full advantage of anonymity to behave badly. Blog Blast for Peace is one of the things that "gives me hope" about the internet. Wonderful to meet people from around the world--like YOU! Maybe you (or someone) can submit the Blog Blast on that Facebook page and drum up more bloggers for next year!?! Anyway, thanks for blogging for peace.

  9. ChicagoWing: Yeah, it's really a difficult concept indeed.

    Luis: Sorry I don't understand what you're saying.

    Henny: You're RIGHT about that it's easier to create conflict on the internet. Sigh...Sigh...Sigh...

    Annelisa: I've also personally met SO many wonderful experiences through blogging. I guess it's just that lately I've read too much junk on other people's sites that make me wonder about peace. THANKS for your wishes! :-D

    Michelle: You did? Yeah, I guess we all have our ups and downs, eh? That's exactly why I don't read the newspapers regularly he he...

    Jamie: You're right. It's like creating one ripple at a time in the VAST ocean of life. We mustn't give up.

    Julie: THANK YOU!!! I sure hope so. :-D

    Border Explorer: UR very welcome! :-D Yep, I hope next year my feelings have changed and I can get ready for Blog Blast for Peace. :-)))

    THANKS for the comments, people!

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    And your posts are always pleasant to read. too :)

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  12. Never give Up the world needs You . that was a great story about the camera too.
    We're trying to sell peace, like a product, you know, and sell it like people sell soap or soft drinks. And it's the only way to get people aware that peace is possible, and it isn't just inevitable to have violence. Not just war — all forms of violence. People just accept it ... [but] We're all responsible for everything that goes on, you know, we're all responsible for Biafra and Hitler and everything. So we're just saying "SELL PEACE" — anybody interested in peace just stick it in the window. It's simple but it lets somebody else know that you want peace too, because you feel alone if you're the only one thinking "wouldn't it be nice if there was peace and nobody was getting killed." So advertise yourself that you're for peace if you believe in it.

    JOHN LENNON, The David Frost Show, Jun. 14, 1969

  13. I agree with Jamie and Terica.

    Wonderful about the camera.. now that is the glory of the internet. Never would or could that have happened in years gone by. Great!

    Peace is achievable. It is a state of being.. therefore it IS out there for attainment. Baby steps every day... they all add up.

    Love and Peace! Michelle x

  14. Your peace post is now linked in my blog: Peace Bloggers Unite

  15. :-) said you didn't participate fully over at my blog, but I think you did. Although you didn't put your Peaceglobe up, it was for a specific reason. You felt disheartened about peace. we all do sometimes. But the main thing was that you were thinking about Blogblast for peace, and why you didn't want to do it...which is still participating, in my mind *grin*

  16. I am so impressed with this post. It is heartfelt and honest. I hope you feel uplifted by the comments here. We all struggle with this issue.
    I have placed your contribution in the Peace Globe Gallery as #2089.

    Thank you for participating from Finland.
    Please join us again November 4, 2011.

    Peace to you and yours,

  17. Mimi: THANKS for dropping by. Yeah, I feel uplifted by all the commentators. :-))) Let's see what I shall come up with later in November. I think this year I have a different feeling about peace he he he...