December Bloggers 4Peace is all about the spirit of celebration. Kozo asked us to create our own Peace Party. Describe the party, complete with music, attendees, food and activities. Use your imagination-he said. It will be fun-he said. Well, Kozo in all of your infinite wisdom, you are right again. Here is my Peace Party.
Bring your notebooks and tape recorders. Our party is a place of learning and discovering. The two-day summit gathers those who have had a great impact on our ideals about peace. The invite list includes some oldies but goodies. These past peacemakers include John Lennon, Gautama Buddha, Mahatma Gandhi, Bob Marley, Rumi, Mother Theresa, and Martin Luther King Jr. Each peace professional left us with formidable words of wisdom, and many ideas to live by.
Round table discussions and peace talk seminars during the day. Meditation workshops and yoga sessions show us how to find our peace hidden within each of us. Wouldn’t it be fantastic to talk to some of these scholars one on one? Learn from the masters. Renew your sense of peace to begin to spread peace to others.
Families bring your children. Workshops and group gatherings for the smallest peacekeepers promote their ideas. Peace begins early it needs time to develop. Children learn creative peace through games and creative workshops. Family events planned to bring families together. Growing in peace and strengthening the family bond.
Nightlife turns into a party atmosphere. Music by Bob Marley and John Lennon and other talented musical groups creates a relaxed atmosphere of togetherness and enjoyment. Buffets, filled with foods for every preference set out to enjoy and share. The beach scene complete with campfires and small groups gathering talking and learning. Dancing mingling and lots of food and drink becomes a powerful atmosphere to watch peace grow.
Two days later, the group of attendees will walk away from the Peace Summit renewed with hope. Learning from the masters and discovering peace within us begins to spread like wildfire. Peace grows when it is nurtured and cultivated. When people can overcome negativity and begin to nurture positive aspects of life, peace begins to grow. Over the last 12 months, many readers experienced a new way to look at peace. The Blogger 4Peace series gave me hope that I am not alone, and peace is not some starry-eyed optimist pipedream. Thank you to everyone who participated this year. I enjoyed your posts and look forward to reading more from each of you.
Thank you Kozo for sharing Blogger4Peace with us. It was a brilliant idea. I hope this project exceeded your goals. I enjoyed the journey with you. May each of you have a blessed 2014 and find success in whatever you pursue. Happy New Year Everyone!
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