30 Days of Peace Quotes

Posted: Thursday, October 11, 2012 by Travis Cody in

On 4 November 2012, the 9th Blog Blast for Peace kicks off with bloggers from all around the world posting messages of peace and harmony under the phrase Dona Nobis Pacem.

The last two years I have added quotes to the end of all my posts for the 30 days leading to Blog Blast Day. Last year I counted down with 100 Reasons to Blog for Peace. Work and life prevented me from getting organized to do a new 100 reasons this year, but I always want to bring awareness about the event.

This year, that awareness comes from my 30 Days of Peace Quotes. I shall also repeat my final 30 Reasons to Blog for Peace from last year. 

And sometimes I shall miss a day, which is why you get 2 quotes and 2 reasons today.

The real differences around the world today are not between Jews and Arabs; Protestants and Catholics; Muslims, Croats, and Serbs. The real differences are between those who embrace peace and those who would destroy it; between those who look to the future and those who cling to the past; between those who open their arms and those who are determined to clench their fists.  William J. Clinton

Maybe we should develop a Crayola bomb as our next secret weapon. A happiness weapon. A beauty bomb. And every time a crisis developed, we would launch one. It would explode high in the air - explode softly - and send thousands, millions, of little parachutes into the air. Floating down to earth - boxes of Crayolas. And we wouldn't go cheap, either - not little boxes of eight. Boxes of sixty-four, with the sharpener built right in. With silver and gold and copper, magenta and peach and lime, amber and umber and all the rest. And people would smile and get a little funny look on their faces and cover the world with imagination.  Robert Fulghum

Reason 24: Because I like to see the marvelously diverse ways Peace bloggers use to express their wishes for Peace in their lives. Check out some of those ways in the Peace Globe Gallery.

Reason 23: Because I cannot sit on the sidelines and enjoy the fruits of peace won by others. Joining the Blog Blast is one of the ways I earn a part of the peace for myself and for my community. I just don't want to get to the end and wonder whether there was something else I could have done.

We speak on one subject with one voice on one day. Won't you join us? You have a voice; how will you use it? Check in at Mimi Writes or at the Peace Globe Gallery for all the details you need to make your Peace Globe and join your voice to the movement.

Join us. You know you want to.

I believe that words have power, so this matters.


  1. Sure would be nice to have a happiness bomb, I'd use it on myself on bad days.