Walking away is not an option... dialogue must prevail.

"A good listener tries to understand what the other person is saying. In the end he may disagree sharply, but because he disagrees, he wants to know exactly what it is he is disagreeing with."
- Kenneth A. Wells

"I do not want the peace that passeth understanding. I want the understanding which bringeth peace."
- Helen Keller

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Dona Nobis Pacem

My dear friend and kindred spirit Mimi has invested so much of her heart and soul in this day, in these globes she has been collecting. And I love her dearly. I must be worthy of my Queen and such a noble cause.

I thought long and hard about today. I thought: "I should post something profound and inspired and wordy". Thoughts that are torture to someone like me, the non-writer. Thoughts that cause anxiety. What if... I mean... There's the distinct possibility that I'll fall short of such a monumental task. We ARE talking about bringing peace to the world, people. THE WORLD! PEACE! MOI! With a POST! *whimper* Some words I write and send out into cyberspace are meant to reach others, set off a chain reaction and inspire PEACE. -This is the point at which I start to hyperventilate and desperately look for something to keep me busy that will give me an excuse to step away from the blinking cursor (curse... how appropriate...) and my total and utter brain freeze (I have brain freeze, writers have writers' block, I have brain freeze and I didn't even get to eat some ice cream - how unfair!).

How? How do I pull this off? Me!

Think Anndi...


What it all comes down to is...


Her love for her Papa and his love for her, that's how this started. A love she then shared with us all, so very eloquently and generously.

Such small gestures can make a difference... and no one is too small to impact the world. Even a few words sent out into cyberspace. Setting off a chain of events. One small marble touching another after it is cast... Like in a child's game.

"If you think you're too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room."
- Anita Koddick

So... I thought I'd bring you someone else's words. These are WAY better than anything I could have come up with.

Mother Theresa said it best...

"What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family."

That's exactly it.

Home... Love... Family...


Thank you, Mims... for everything.

Love you my friend!


Liz Hill said...

Oh that's so beautiful!!! is there any lovelier feeling? I think not.

I love you Angelbaby and I want you to be home soon.


Juliana RW said...

beautiful peace post...

My Peace post in here Thanks

Vinny "Bond" Marini said...

Three words that inspire.

Beautifully said.


Gattina said...

Three words that should be possible for all people in the world !
Peace and Love !

Unknown said...

Grand words; delightful site.

Peace—and much more!

Travis Cody said...

Well there you go. That wasn't so hard, was it?


Can I have just a little tug on the pigtails? Can I? Please?

Peace to you and yours on this Blog Blast Day.

Ivanhoe said...

Beautiful words by Mother Teresa. And ohhh so true... Have a peaceful day and let love rule! :o)

Jeff B said...

I think you said quite a lot there.

Small steps lead to big leaps.

Jackie said...

Absolutely beautiful. It brought tears to my eyes.

Tis project and Mimi are so very important to.

I first found out about just after Bill was first deployed. So this day is always very moving for me and my family.

I love your globe. I am trying something new and I hope it is working. I am not very tech savvy....LOL...poor Mimi has helped me with so much.

She is truly an agel on earth.

I added Mr. Linky to my post to share some link love with everyone thaat is participating.

Now I just hope it works. Please drop back by if you have time and add your name.
God bless to you and your wonderrful family!!

Jeni said...

That's the message -just exactly what you said - Love Peace, love family, love and peace, go together don't they?

Dr. A said...


Julia Phillips Smith said...

Starting at the beginning - with yourself and your family - will start the peace ripples out into the world. Have a glorious day. Peace.

Charles Gramlich said...

Lovely post. I should have gotten involved with this. I'm sorry I didn't but I've had soo soo much going on lately in my personal and writing life, and sometimes our own lives have to be lived first.

Anndi said...

Turnbaby: no better feeling on earth. Love you babe! So glad you know that feeling now.

Picturing of life: Thank you so much for visiting. I enjoyed meeting a new blogger. Peace to you.

Bond: Thank you. In the end, it was easy to be inspired by such a wonderful cause. And yes they do.

Gattina: It certainly should my dear. Thank you for visiting. Peace.

SSNick: Peace and Love to you as well dear friend. Your collection of words today truly moved me.

Travis: Not too bad ;)
Ok, but can I have ice cream and cake after?
Peace to you, the lovely Pam and the fantabulous Mr Tucker.

Anndi said...

Ivanhoe: It really does begin at home. Thank you for visiting and sharing the day with me.

Jeff: Sometimes I babble on and on ;)
From the smallest things can come the grandest accomplishments indeed.

Shinade: *hugs* to you. Your post touched my heart and I will be back to visit. Again, so glad your love is now home where he belongs.

Jeni: Love is all we need. Peace!

Dr.A.: and to you as well!

Julia Smith: Every little bit counts. Finding one's own peace is bound to leave a ripple. Thank you for stopping by.

Charles: Thank you. Just live it everyday and dance with your lovely bride.

Julie said...

Very good! Mother Teresa really had it going on didn't she?

Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it. Ps. 34:14

Sarge Charlie said...

My wish for you is peace in your lifetime, I would love to see peace in mine, they better hurry up.

Lifecruiser said...

That is so true. If everybody did that, we wouldn't have any wars. It's so simple. All we need is love.

Wonderful globe, filled with love.


Unknown said...

I couldn't have said it better myself. Nice. Peace to you and your family.

Akelamalu said...

That's a beautiful post Anndi and a beautiful globe. Peace to you and yours my lovely. x

Unknown said...

Such a gorgeous globe and beautiful post, Anndi - you´re amazing!

Love and Peace to you and yours!


Sandee said...

Beautiful. I love the song too. I'd forgotten about that great tune. Peace to you and yours. :)

maryt/theteach said...

Anndi, great post! You got it said! Thanks you! Happy Peace Day! :D

Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

All you do need is ;ove. The rest is logistics...

RW said...

Very awesome Anndi! Peace to you my friend!! :D

Anonymous said...

I could feel the love from over here... and almost smell the chicken soup :-)

Your so right and it's so true...

I need a friend like you when I'm feeling blue.....

Peace and Love are the answers to almost every problem on earth....

Lots of Love and Hugs to you .. from me....

Barbara said...

Hi Anndi,

I'am sorry that I wasent able to stop over yesterday. Thank you for visiting my blog and for your kind words.
Your peace globe is so lovely. It reflects what is in your heart.

And that love is really here in your blog, too.
Let each of us honnor Peace each day in our own small ways.

There are numerous things that can be done with our families,co-workers,friends,neighbors,community.
Be Peace everyday.

Big hugs to you my friend,

Desert Songbird said...

It's a beautiful day when peace is in your heart. Let it be so for you soon, my friend.

Lizza said...

Oh yes, we did use the same song!

And I totally agree with what you said. Small things can make a difference.

Love and peace to you and yours, Anndi!

Mimi Lenox said...

So here you are. I knew I'd find you here.

What to say...what to say...For a woman/girl/angel (that would be you) who had nothing to say, you sure said a lot. And eloquently.
Your post was what was in my heart as I began to write my own post yesterday. I started to write on the simple power of love and what that means to all of us.
But you know, my friend, where I stand on that premise.
And because we are kindred spirits you will understand when I say that I do believe, in my heart of hearts, that love IS all you ever need.
Logistics be damned.

Ed & Jeanne said...

I have to compete with this? Suddenly my funny stuff feels so shallow. I'll get over it. Very good.

Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

Great post. Peace be with you always...

Meribah said...

Love it, hon. Peace to you and everyone. Hugs! :)