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01 November 2010

Dona Nobis Pacem



How well do you know your friends in the Blogosphere, or on Facebook? They’re your friends, right? You share your everyday lives with them –the ups, the downs, photos of your favourite places to be, photos of your pets, your family. You trust these people –people with false names and pseudonyms – trust them with all the details of your private life.

You are constantly told there are bad people out there, who are not who they seem to be, so you should be careful. Sometimes you hear on the news how somebody who’d posed as a teenager was actually an older man, who preyed on the innocence and friendliness of younger girls, and it shocks you for a moment. But of course it doesn’t refer to your online friends. They have proved their trustworthiness by sharing their equally private lives with you. So that is ok.

Sometimes the doubts remain. Is that person really who they say they are? Is this person’s life real or have they made it up?

We have to be careful. It’s there, in the background. Distrust. Wariness.

Or is it?

Sometimes life surprises you on the positive side. Sometimes you feel unexpectedly moved by something, so it changes your life. This happened to me four years ago. Back in November 2006, I met one of those warm, bubbly, good-humoured people who inspire those around to take part in something big by doing something small.

Of course, she wasn’t ‘real’. All my real life friends told me this. People you meet on the Internet aren’t ‘solid’. They’re not actually in your life, they are simply a name, who comes to your blog and leaves a message about your post, then you go back to theirs and leave a message about their post. When you turn off your computer, they are gone. They are like interacting, fictional characters of a book – there when you need them, but who you can walk away from any time you choose. They don’t mean anything. Not really.

But they do. You care about what they say. They boost you up when you are down. They say positive things about you, things you rarely hear in your everyday life. They support you when you are trying to do difficult things, or reach a goal. They are the feel-good factor. And you are that feel-good factor for them.

I believe this is most people’s experience of the blogging world. So rarely is someone negative, or rude or dismissive. Most immerse themselves in this virtual world because it makes them feel good, and in turn, they like to make others feel good. People get a sense of self-worth from these friendships.

Occasionally, one of these people reveal themselves to be not like any other. Sometimes one of these people shows an extraordinariness that inspires the surrounding, or ‘linked’, people to aspire to more than they already are.

Everybody dreams of making a difference, don’t they. Most hope that something they do will be remembered after they are gone, and maybe be spoken about with affection by their children or grandchildren. Many reach their deathbeds, look back and worry they haven’t done enough. They fear they will be forgotten, that their lives were worthless.

What I remember most about this blogger – the one that changed my life –was not merely that she wanted to change the world, but she wanted everyone in the world to join her in changing it.

She had a dream.

And she believed, absolutely believed, that, though a solo voice was beautiful and significant, many voices joined in harmony would form a powerful chorus singing through the Blogosphere. Their combined voices would be heard in every country of the world, and it would make a difference. Not surprisingly, she called her movement ‘Dona Nobis Pacem’, echoing a beautiful cantata written by Ralph Vaughan Williams in 1936, which means ‘Grant Us Peace’.

The dream was peace. The blogger was Mimi Lennox.

Mimi envisaged one day, just one day, where every blogger would post a blue, personally signed, ‘Peaceglobe’ on a blog post, titled ‘Dona Nobis Pacem’. She dreamed that, as one jumped from blog to blog, every voice would be the same, every blogger asking for peace in their own individual way. For, if everyone could do it for one, single day, why couldn’t we do it every day?

My experience of blogging, at that point had merely been an extension of my own little life. I wrote about what I knew; took pictures and shared them; wrote poems hoping for feedback; described my day; ‘chatted’ to other bloggers in the comment section at the end of each post. Nothing extraordinary there.

But ‘extra ordinary’ began to happen.

Not that I noticed it at first: One couldn’t make the template of his blog work, another came to the rescue. One had no idea how to put a Peaceglobe in the sidebar, another wrote a step-by-step guide for anyone to follow. One had no idea how to make a Peaceglobe, another made one for him. One had difficulty putting a picture on a blog, or needed advice. A blogger always stepped forward to lend a hand.

Imaginary characters helping each other do meaningful things in the real world? What was this, fiction infringing on reality? But bloggers were not real. My friends, family told me this. The media told me this. One should be wary. One should not trust.

Mimi set a date for November 7th. As the day drew closer, John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ begun to hum to the Blogosphere. The Blogosphere stirred in response. Bloggers around Mimi embraced her enticing dream and shared the idea with their friends who in turn spread the word to all their friends. It was contagious. Turns out, a lot of folks wanted peace.

Bloggers are real people. They want peace, and they want it in so many forms, whether it should be a moment’s silence to hear a butterfly land, or the end to all war. Some believe peace should begin with how you treat your fellow beings. Others believe it should be the withdrawing of all troops.

But a lot of folks want peace.

That year, on November 7th, the Peaceglobes went up under the title of Dona Nobis Pacem. There were poems, stories, pictures, photos. There were pleas, dreams and specially designed pieces of art. The creativity was as varied as the bloggers, from doctors and soldiers to cats and dogs (yes really! There is a Catosphere and Dogosphere, where pets blog instead of their owners.) to mums, artists…you name it, there was a representative there!

A lot of people had previously felt themselves to be small and ineffectual, unable to obtain their dream on their own. Mimi brought together the choir, gave them their voice, empowered them. And when she raised expectations, the voices swelled in crescendo. Reading through post after post of each others’ dreams and desires of peace united those that took part.

It could have ended there. It was already an achievement. But twice a year the choir becomes larger. Bloggers’ voices now emanate from more than a hundred different states and countries. Thousands of Peaceglobes fill the archive galleries, and more are flying in to fill the gallery for the imminent Dona Nobis Pacem for November 4th. Every day, Mimi’s helpers make Peaceglobes for folks they don’t know, scout the sidebars for those peace badges quietly promoting a blogger’s wish for peace to be expanded. They do it for the love of an idea, and for the love of Mimi.

Peaceglobes have spread from blogs to Facebook to Twitter…and, no matter where they are, I see folks helping each other, supporting each other, working as part of a voluntary, global organisation. Unlike the banks, the only big bonuses they take, are the satisfaction of helping others and making the Blogosphere sing.

I have my Peaceglobe ready. I don’t yet know what I will say, but I know these bloggers, Facebook and Twitter users are real. And they aren’t all bad.


[-Ed. I intended to write a post for Dona Nobis Pacem,

but feel I already said what I wanted to say here, so...

this is now designated my peace post! :-) ]




Blogblast for Peace Links:










I have these two pictures on my wall to remind me...you are never to small to try:

"Many little things done by many little people
will change the face of the World"
~on a stone outside Oxfam Headquarters

"If you think you're too small to be effective,
you've never been to bed with a mosquito"
~Anita Roddick, Founder of the Body Shop

[Ed. Since it is such a popular event, nobody is going to stop you if you 'haven't got round to posting your Peaceglobe. It is never too late for Peace! Keep sending those globes to Mimi! :-) ]


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At November 02, 2010 12:08 am, Blogger from Alicia M B Ballard's Studio said...

Wow
That, was fabulous!
And I am glad I found out that Anne Lynch was my dear and missed Annelisa... did not recognize you from the photo - although if I think about it, the one in the green top reminds of a swirling hair one I used to love.

Your experience, I am sure is not only shared by me, but by countless others that have found real friendships in real people and whom, have become "family" with time, even if not often seen or spoken to, often enough.

We have the ability to care and even love at a distance! How fortunate that is.

For myself, "bad people" are few and far between, not worth even mentioning, as the positive is so overwhelmingly more weighty, my heart twitched to read your words "of warning" obviously, from skeptics.

After a while, one spots these potentially damaging, unsavory characters; if I am not quiet sure, I will not hesitate to use Skype also, for "checking them out" .

One has to be terribly naive past a certain age to fall in the hands of internet preditors.
But, it is always wise to keep some tings for oneself - until sometime into the friendship... one would do the same in real life.

And never, ever disclose real birth and other meaningful dates on line!!!

Love and hugs my dear friend, I am glad you are back in my life.
And I am glad I found out that Ann Lynch was my dear and missed Annelisa...

Your experienced, I am sure is not only shared by me, but by countless others that have found real friendships in real people and have with time become family, even if not often seen or spoken to.

We have the ability to care and even love at a distance! How fortunate that is.

For myself, the "bad people" are few and far between, not worth even mentioning as the positive is so overwhelmingly more weighty, taht is filled my heart to read your words "of warning" obviously from skeptics.

After a while, one spots these potentially unsavory characters, and if I am not quiet sure, I will not hesitate to use Skype also, for "checking them out" .

One has to be terribly naive past a certain age to fall in the hands of internet preditors.

But, it is always wise to keep some tings for oneself - until sometime into the friendship...

And never disclose real birth and other meaningful dates on line!!!

Love and hugs my dear friend, I am glad you are back in my life.

PS.: And Yes! Ain't she grand, that real Miss Mimi?

 
At November 02, 2010 12:19 am, Blogger Annelisa said...

:-) Yes, my friend, it was good to have found you on facebook (your face popped up in Mimi's friends on the sidebar!) and so good to be able to be in touch daily now!

For me, the friendships I have made here in the blogosphere are of the most deep and significant kind. The ones you really connect with, and yes, you love and care for, even though you've never met them...it's a strange phenomena, but it's so...well...magical, is the only word I can think to describe it.
You think it shouldn't be, but it is. You think you can't possibly make a connection with someone you've never spoken to or sat across a table drinking a coffee with, but you can.

And, yes again, that Miss Mimi sure is amazing! :-D

See you back on fb :-)

 
At November 02, 2010 4:36 am, Blogger Mimi Lenox said...

Besides my undying affection and love for you, Miss Annelisa, do you know what else brought me to tears in this piece about peace? You said for me EXACTLY what I have been thinking this week, in the last few days especially, as I've noticed all the helpers coming forward, the newbies, the enthusiastic babies for peace who don't have a clue what they've just jumped into but do it with all their hearts. And the "oldies" who've been around from the beginning (like you and Alicia and Lizza etc) who watched it blossom and begin from a tiny little post and become something that even I marvel at still.

Because...it is the substance of our words that count. The brilliance I see in this work from artists and writers and philosophers and blue collar workers and moms and children and soldiers. Not the numbers really, no, not really...although now I know it is inevitable that the numbers will come too...They will come..and why now? because we laid the groundwork for a movement with substance. Slowly, patiently, it took on a life of its own. And through the evolution of it we all saw what you have just described in this post: people helping each other, demonstrating kindness and non-judgment even from those across the world in different religions and cultures. We all blogged peace. We all said the same thing. We all honored the words of our neighbor.

And nobody took their toys and went home.

 
At November 02, 2010 2:20 pm, Blogger Michelle said...

What a wonderful post! :-)I'm so glad I found you.(via the great Queen Mimi, once again - I find all my best folk via Mimi ;-) )

I still haven't a clue what to write for this year's blogblast. This year I have more emotions than words, but I do have a video ready! :-D

Best regards from blustery Scotland

 
At November 02, 2010 8:54 pm, Blogger Annelisa said...

It is that, Mimi, that has wowed me most...the compassion, love, strength, caring...it moves me in a way any preaching about all this couldn't. It is the reality of what people say...it is the actions speaking louder than words. Yes, words are powerful, but actions backing up the words are more so! I am honoured to be your friend, Mimi!

And Michelle, I really am happy to be getting to know you! I, too, have met a lot of wonderful folks through Mimi...the nicest thing is that there's so many really good people around!! I'm kinda stuck for words tomorrow too (so unlike me! :-D ) But I'm looking forward to the day.
(Look forward, also, to seeing your video :-))

 
At November 02, 2010 9:41 pm, Blogger Finding Pam said...

What a wonderful post about peace and bloggers. I think you speak for a lot of us about the validity of our blog friends.

Thank you for working so hard.

Paece

 
At November 02, 2010 10:43 pm, Blogger Border Explorer said...

I resonate with what you've written here, also....and with the comments too. We are so much more than our daily life and life highlights. We are part of a whole. And we all want peace. Write on!

 
At November 03, 2010 1:33 pm, Blogger Akelamalu said...

Beautiful post my lovely and I will be flying a Peace Globe tomorrow with you. x

 
At November 03, 2010 9:47 pm, Blogger Annelisa said...

Hello, Finding Pam, Border Explorer and my old friend, Akelamalu...and welcome on this eve of Peace

Thanks for taking time to visit and say hello...My, it's good to be blogging again! And so many new friends as well as my dear old friends :-D

 
At November 03, 2010 10:40 pm, Blogger ipanema said...

beautiful post and I love your peace globe!

thanks for the visit. Peace!

 
At November 04, 2010 12:01 am, Blogger Terica said...

just linked up ,thanks for the great blog. peace

 
At November 04, 2010 12:23 am, Blogger Julia Smith said...

I count my blog friends in exactly the same way as I count my real life friends. Every one of them is dear to me. Every one is real to me.

And I also feel exactly the same way as you do about Mimi and my experience with Blog Blast.

LOVE your seal Peace Globe! Peace to you, Annelisa, from Halifax, Nova Scotia.

 
At November 04, 2010 12:37 am, Blogger Travis Cody said...

I appreciate this post for so many different reasons. If this is how your thoughts flow in promoting the day, I can't wait to come back tomorrow to see what you post on the day.

Dona Nobis Pacem!

 
At November 04, 2010 12:50 am, Anonymous RennyBA's Terella said...

What a great contribution from you - a real Blogging for Peace fellow!

Thanks for you're visit - all the way to my blog in Norway ;-)

- and for your Birthday Greetings too!

 
At November 04, 2010 4:12 am, Blogger Babs-beetle said...

What a great post! It totally sums up what I feel about bloggers. They most definitely are real people. Real friends!

Thanks for your comment on my post :)

 
At November 04, 2010 4:42 am, Blogger Bloggin'withAmanda said...

What a great story! I am blessed that many of my blog/FB friends I have either met in real life or touch base with on another level other than online and I am not only grateful to have them in my lives but would be lost without them. There are just a few mind you but I treasure them. This made a great BB4P2010!

 
At November 04, 2010 4:57 am, Blogger Anndi said...

I love my darling friend Mims more than I can ever explain to anyone... but I think you're one of those that get it.

People coming together just rocks!

Peace.

 
At November 04, 2010 11:12 am, Anonymous Sue said...

Beautiful post and a great reminder that there is so much good to be found out there including the internet :) Peace!

 
At November 04, 2010 11:48 am, Blogger Jaffer said...

No one could ... but Mimi did !

It was also a very right time in the blogosphere - when it was a younger and a much smaller place which allowed the peace globes to spread fast.

Peace to you !

 
At November 04, 2010 4:01 pm, Blogger Sherry Blue Sky said...

Beautiful, Annelisa and Mimi.......you are both rock stars!

 
At November 04, 2010 5:56 pm, Blogger Annelisa said...

I haven't got time to answer all these lovely messages just now, but love and peace to all you lovely visitors...you are making me glow! :-)

 
At November 04, 2010 7:37 pm, Blogger Carolina Cats said...

Helloooooooo, Miss Annelisa!

Remempurr us? We haf missed seeing you arownd and we're glad yore bak to blogging.

We haf a new sisfur, her name is Jasmine, but she sez she is a Princess so we haf to call her Princess Jazzy. She's ok. We efen putted her on owr Globe.

Lots of love & hugs & peaceful purrs,
Yore furends Finny & Buddy & Princess Jazzy too

 
At November 04, 2010 8:44 pm, Blogger Raymond and Busby said...

Peace and love from your new friends in California. Lovely post!

 
At November 04, 2010 9:15 pm, Blogger Kea said...

This is one of the very best posts I've ever read, and I can't imagine it could be expressed any better.

This is my first BlogBlast for Peace; though I was blogging last year, I wasn't part of the Cat Blogosphere (yes, the fur kids have their blog, far more interesting than my own!) and I wasn't aware of this global cyber event. (I don't do FB or Twitter.)

Through the CB alone (found them last Dec/early Jan), I have rediscovered some small faith in our species, that not all humans are so involved with their petty egos that they can't reach out to others. I've been the recipient of their generosity and caring, have been amazed at how people (and non-humans) will rally together to aid another.

Of course sometimes I wonder about the person on the other end of the keyboard (the cats I trust without question), and yes, there will be a few who aren't quite as they seem, but I do believe they are in the minority, at least within the CB.

And while I don't have much hope for lasting global peace, because human desire for "power" and fear of the "other" always will create strife, being part of an incredible blogging community does give me the belief that not all hope is lost after all.

Peace and universal Blessings to you.

 
At November 04, 2010 10:07 pm, Blogger Border Explorer said...

Our virtual relationships are just as powerful as our "real life" ones. We can make peace happen...in daily life and on the internet. Thank you for a powerful reminder of that!

 
At November 04, 2010 10:15 pm, Blogger ♥♥ Willa ♥♥ said...

Let us spread the PEACE, One Blog At A Time!

Dona Nobis Pacem (Grant Us Peace)

 
At November 04, 2010 10:20 pm, Blogger ABBY said...

Just beautiful.

purrs4peace

xoxoxo
Abby

 
At November 04, 2010 10:47 pm, Anonymous Kate said...

Found you from the Dona Nobis Pacem. I love your site. I’m going to poke around a little bit, but don’t worry I’ll put everything back where I found it!!

 
At November 05, 2010 12:11 am, Blogger Jan's Funny Farm said...

What a lovely post. Peace all year long.

 
At November 05, 2010 2:32 am, Anonymous cats of wildcat woods said...

So true - I have made so many connections thru my blogs. Peace to you.

 
At November 05, 2010 3:56 am, Blogger Julie said...

Oh my. Okay...so I started with a smile...then tears welled up in my eyes. Now it's a nose blow type of cry. Wow. It's all pretty amazing isn't it?

 
At November 05, 2010 1:45 pm, Blogger ♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

What a beautiful post.

We would love a peaceglobe with us on it, but we don't have a clue how to make one. We have always had our work done by Ann of Zoolatry, but we don't want to ask her since she has a lot going on in her life now. That's why our blogheader is still stuck in the spring/summer mode:(

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

 
At November 05, 2010 3:48 pm, Blogger The Misadventures Of Me said...

Well said! Purrfect in every way.

Purrs and Peace =^.^=

Molly
Shadow
Trooder
Mooch
I is Jake!

 
At November 05, 2010 7:40 pm, Blogger Robin said...

Beautifully said. I've gotten to know many very dear people throughout my years online and am honored and privileged to call them friend. A number I've even been lucky enough to meet in real life, where they were every bit and warm and loving and their friendships every bit as real as if we lived next door instead of an ocean away. Out of all of the things blogging has brought me, this sense of bringing the world closer together, one friendship at a time, is by far the most valuable one.

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At November 06, 2010 3:37 am, Blogger Speedcat Hollydale said...

What a touching, wonderful post! I found out "by surprise" years ago that there is such a great opprotunity to meet and get to know so many positive, happy, giving people. The peace globes amplify that sentiment 2 me.
Mimi has done an unbelievable job putting all this together, and you seem to have captured so well in words what many of us feel.

Peace and hugs from SpeedyCat!

 
At November 06, 2010 10:26 am, Blogger TopChamp said...

I love the mosquito quote!

It's so good to see you Annelisa - I'm workin shortly (have a show this wk so working a lot) but will look forward to your next post and a good catch up with you!!

 
At November 06, 2010 9:06 pm, Blogger Ferd said...

You know, Annelisa, it's funny. Just when I sit back contentedly, thinking how fortunate and blessed I am to have met so many great people through blogging, I stumble on wonderful others, like you seem to be! Any friend of Mimi's is a friend of mine! Your work as a busy bee was evident, and I can see it means the world to Mimi.
I'll add your site to my read list, and will try to make a point to stop by once in a while, to see what's going on across the pond!
Peace!
:-)

 
At November 07, 2010 3:03 am, OpenID theimaginativetraveler said...

Annelisa...this is a wonderful post! You have spoken for so many of us who came into this blogging world not knowing what to expect...and there found a world of caring souls who, despite differences in age, gender,and experience, share lives based on kindness, openness and creativity. It is this acceptance and opening up of hearts that lets me know true peace is possible....:)

Lynette

 
At November 07, 2010 6:58 pm, Blogger Elephant's Eye said...

Bloggers aren't real (have to take, what they say they are, with a pinch of salt). Bloggers are real (someone is tapping away at the keyboard).

Peace be with you.

 
At November 08, 2010 12:20 am, Blogger Stacy said...

It takes someone special to have the vision that brings people together—but we often learn from that someone how to do the same ourselves. What a lovely celebration this post is—and what a lovely thing, when random people become a community.

 
At November 08, 2010 8:37 am, Anonymous BLOGitse said...

What a beautiful post.
I'm so happy I found Mimi's challenge - better later than never.
Thanks for your visit,
peace!

 
At November 08, 2010 4:43 pm, Blogger Carol said...

Annelisa,

Thank you for visiting my old Blog Blast for Peace post. I didn't come up with the energy to design a new one for this year as I'm taking care of my elderly parents right now.

I am so glad, though, that your visit inspired me to come see your seal holding up/balancing our beautiful planet. Your post is exquisitely written and you are right, Mimi has done an amazing job of bringing together the wonderful people that populate our world.

Much peace to you!

 
At November 08, 2010 5:30 pm, Blogger Lui said...

Hello Annelisa!
You are right about the dangers of social networking but this is what peace is all about. We are told to build walls around strangers but I grew up holding my hands out to them instead. If I can connect to people I hardly know on the street, or to animals and plants around us, why not to the "unseen" writers who pepper our online world with love, humor, sadness and unending inspiration that somewhere out there is another friend to add to your list.

Is somebody out there?

Well count me in Annelisa. And while you're at it, include my hounds and all of my little heaven in there too.

Peace, love, and drooly hugs!

 
At November 08, 2010 9:20 pm, Blogger CherryPie said...

What a lovely post thank you :-)

I should inspire and motivate others :-)

 
At November 09, 2010 12:26 am, Blogger Rosidah Abidin said...

What a beautiful post. I found myself nodding to every word of you. The Blogosphere is a wonderful place to be with real love and care to share. Hopefully what starts out from an online world will also contribute more to our daily life. Dona Nobis Pacem to you and your and all of us :)

 
At November 09, 2010 6:33 am, Blogger Marie-Eve said...

Annelisa! Beautiful post! Oh, how I love to connect with new loveful people around here! Please, let me drop you this link: superforest.org

We are a whole community of people (spreaded around the globe) who wants to change the world. And here is a link to a video we recently made, saying HOW we are actually doing it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwzjSo5pj5Y

Meet us up there: you'll love it! :)

 
At November 09, 2010 8:51 am, Anonymous CyberCelt said...

Great peace globe. Ditto what you said about Mimi, too.

There are people out there that will hurt you. Young women bloggers should use an "aka" alias and NOT put the names of their children or husband in their posts. I never felt this way until someone I know was stalked on the Internet. She wrote about her divorce and had enough information on her blog to become trouble.

Funny story. They busted a lot of people in Austin, Texas trying to meet a teen. The "teenager" they all thought they were meeting, "Misty," was a 45 year old policeman who knew the chat lingo because he has kids.

 
At November 09, 2010 12:31 pm, OpenID Barbara Shallue said...

What a beautiful description of the blog world. And such a moving post about Blog for Peace - thank you for stopping by my blog so I could read yours. It made my day!
I read on down to your morning walk post and love it, too. I walk each morning with my dogs, too, so I really appreciate it - beautiful pics!

 
At November 09, 2010 9:13 pm, Anonymous Marg said...

That was such a lovely post and oh so true. I am so glad you visited me so I could see this post. I should have visited more or the peace globes because I really enjoyed reading everyones posts. I have to agree that most bloggers are good people. I see them helping others all the time and they don't have to do that. Many people have helped me and I truly appreciate all the help I can get. I am especially lucky to be in the animal world where people truly love their animals as I do, so they have to be a little bit good.

Just today, a fellow blogger won a prize and is donating it to another blogger who rescues animals and had some financial troubles feeding them all, so everyone pitches in to help as much as they can.

So thanks again for coming by our blog. This Peace Globe move was just amazing to me.
Take care.

 
At November 10, 2010 12:13 am, Blogger teabird said...

What a wonderful post! I've experienced the same thing with bloggers and other people I've met online. It's as if I can find my tribe even if I don't leave the house.

Thank you so much for visiting!

 
At November 10, 2010 2:49 am, Blogger jmb said...

This is my fourth year with Blogblast for Peace and it is amazing how it has grown.

I too have met some wonderful people through blogging but sadly a few of the other kind too.

Good job with this.

 
At November 10, 2010 8:18 am, Blogger The Paw Relations said...

What a fabulous post!

Thank you for commenting on our blog!

 
At November 10, 2010 9:34 am, Anonymous Lifecruiser Travel Blog said...

Wonderful written! And you have a lot of very beautiful photos here really :-)

BTW: Thanks for your kind comment at our blog, though we wish to tell you that your comment were considered spam by Wordpress so we found it in the spambox. This happens when you've been marked as spam several times by people - which means that someone has done just that.

We unmarked you as not spam, but I'm not sure if this is enough, so when you comment on WP blogs: check up that your comments gets through properly.

There might be needed that more than one person unmark you as spam for WP to learn that you're OK.

It's also possible that you were considered spam because you left that link to the site where you find our post published/copied. That we're very grateful for too, because it is posted there without our permission which is not so great, since it could be considerad as duplicate content and hurt us or them. It's not so SEO-wise.

Peace....

 
At November 10, 2010 7:32 pm, Blogger Christy said...

Hahaha I even love the image about the mosquito. Much peace to you dear friend.

 
At November 10, 2010 10:13 pm, Blogger Sasa said...

Hi, love your Peace globe and words! Thanks for your kind comments on my blog, you Rock!! Have a peaceful week! ☮ Sasa

 
At November 11, 2010 10:49 pm, Blogger Bluezy said...

Your peace 'piece' was very heartfelt and I love that about blogging. I love seeing the souls expressed in blogging.
Peace.

 
At November 12, 2010 7:31 am, Blogger Dusty,Hells most vocal Bitch said...

Mimi does wonderful things and I do adore her for them. Her positive energy is good for a pessimistic grouch like moi.

 
At November 12, 2010 10:41 am, Blogger Terra Shield said...

Oh wow, that was such a lovely post. I couldn't agree more on how total strangers would just lend a helping hand, or say positive things when you're down.

PS: Thanks for dropping by my blog :)

 
At November 12, 2010 5:05 pm, Blogger Tim Chaney said...

Great blog and writing with sweet music. Peace

 
At November 12, 2010 9:52 pm, Blogger ♥♥ Willa ♥♥ said...

Thanks for visiting my other blog but I do joined the Blog Blast for Peace this year, you can find my post here at Dona Nobis PacemThanks!
Wait! I saw my link in your Mr. Linky too. :)

 
At November 13, 2010 5:46 pm, Anonymous Alice Audrey said...

One of the great things about being a member of Romance Writers of America is conventions. I've met many of my bloggy friends in person. They are definitely what they say they are.

 
At November 14, 2010 5:37 pm, Blogger Patti said...

HI Annelisa,

Just noticed that you visited my humble blog for Blog Blast for Peace..I love the peace globe you created. ;-)

And Mimi the Queen of all Memes is very real..I was lucky to have met her in person when she was in Connecticut!

 
At November 15, 2010 11:51 am, Blogger Sans Pantaloons said...

Mimi has a good soul. She inspires us all to be everything we are.

Peace Annelisa.

 
At November 21, 2010 1:34 am, Anonymous nelson said...

Very nice post about peace! Thanks for the inspiration! and thanks for dropping by my site! Peace be with you always!

 
At November 27, 2010 11:51 am, Blogger Annelisa said...

Thank you everyone for your visit and your comments...I would love to answer all of them, but that would take...well, until next Blogblast for Peace!!

So, I simply say a humble thank you! - You are all so kind!

 
At December 01, 2010 9:34 pm, Blogger  said...

Hello, Annelisa!
Fine words about blogging, as people become virtual real people in our lives. I enjoyed being a little more link in the chain for peace in the world. Your blog has beautiful pictures. Thanks for visiting!
Paz e bem! Bjins e até!

 

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