Wednesday, October 20, 2010

15 Days Til BlogBlast For Peace ~ What She Said Says It All

BlogBlast For Peace 2010 20 Day Countdown ~ Day 15
with quotations and prose from famous peace activists -
YOU

I am listening to the voices of peace bloggers.

I have long maintained that while there is significant noise in numbers,   the real power of the peace globe movement lies in the eloquent prose  buried deep in the pages  of peace posts from Nigeria to Switzerland. But when people are not allowed to speak, hope is forever silenced and change has no chance.......because silence is the greatest partner to apathy and apathy is the greatest threat of all. My hope is that this movement will continue to harness and illuminate the goodness and imagination of people whose  hearts truly long for peace and tolerance.  It is my belief that massive change always starts  with momentum born of passion and unrest.
Let our words start the flood  of permanent peace.
If we believe that words are powerful.....then this matters.

A Mom of 3 from Iowa who writes "Almost Somewhat Positive" touched my heart and made me crave chocolate all in the same day. What could be better? But seriously. It was a monumental epiphany for me.
What she said was so simple really. And yet so complex. What she said stirred me to action again and again and again you see....What she said, what she said, what she said.  OH. What she said.
It is the reason I keep this movement going. It is the reason our words matter. It is the reason we blog the peace on a global level from hovels and homes turned  stump posts for peace and platforms of passion. Oh. What she said, what she said......
Whenever I feel that no one is listening, that none of this matters, that our efforts are not being felt, I read this again.
And always. Always. Always...my heart flutters, I get tears in my eyes and I remember why.
She said:

I cannot stop the bullets and the bombs.
I cannot bring our soldiers home.
I cannot quell the suffering of the millions.
I cannot overthrow a corrupt
government and establish true democracy.
I feel that I cannot be heard.

Until today.

Dona Nobis Pacem.

Amen.

You have a voice.
What will you say?
November 4, 2010


**Thank you, mom of 3 from Iowa. You will never know what those words meant to me
- and still do.**

4 comments:

Travis Cody said...

So many inspiring words.

Vinny "Bond" Marini said...

Nice Mimi ...very nice indeed

Mike Nucci said...

Hi Ms. Lenox,
I'm excited to participate this year in your BlogBlast for Peace.

Remember to tell all of your readers about my new blog and ask them to support this rower and Team USA.

We leave tomorrow for New Zealand.

You can read more about us here at
http://rowingwithmike@wordpress.com
And if you want to support us, we really need donations since it costs us $12,000 to row to Team USA. You can support us by giving to us here: http://www.firstgiving.com/tsourtsoulas-nucci-lm2- (make sure you include the - sign)

Thank you so much for your support we really appreciate it!

Go Team USA!!!

Debra Askanase said...

Hi Mike,
Congratulations on raising almost $3,000 for your rowing Team USA. We are wishing you luck this week at the events in New Zealand!

When you're back, drop me an email. I'd love to interview you and some of your teammates about how you raised the money using FirstGiving to make it to the world championships for Team USA.

Best of luck!
Debra

Debra Askanase
Community Engagement Manager
FirstGiving
debra@firstgiving.com

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