We Can Make a Difference–Right Here, Right Now


“Peace is not something you wish for, it something you make, something you do, something you are, something you give away.”–Robert Fulghum

In an effort to actively do something to create more peace in the world in 2013, I am dedicating a number of my posts specifically to peace. I invite you to join me. We can call ourselves “Bloggers for Peace.” Everyone is invited to join. The requirements are simple and flexible.

  • Devote at least one post a month to/for/about peace. If you write poems or fiction, write a piece about peace. If you take photos, post a photo or gallery that reflects, symbolizes, defines, or creates peace. If you write rants, rant at something that disturbs the peace or rant about something that promotes peace. If you are into zen, post a blank white page. If you are an artist…you get the idea. Feel free to be creative. Peace has no boundaries. There are no mistakes. We have no enemies.
  • Put a “Bloggers for Peace” badge on your blog. Put it anywhere on your blog–in the post, on your “about” page, as an image widget on your menu bar (feel free to link the badge to this page with “click here to join”), on your “awards” page, on your avatar page, or get a tattoo on your chest.forpeace6
  • Link your post to at least one other post from a different Blogger for Peace. circle hugHopefully, this will create a symbiotic synergy that will inspire others to create art/poetry/prose/photos/love on their posts about peace. You might also want to add the tag “B4Peace” to your post. This will also be a great way to get to know other Bloggers for Peace. I envision a virtual circle of us all holding hands in solidarity for peace.
  • Put instructions on your post for others to join the group or link back to this post. This will help grow the movement. Can you imagine if we get enough bloggers to join so we can have a post on peace everyday? Imagine the impact we could make if everyday the internet would have some new creativity/energy/emotion/positive vibration about peace. Imagine if we linked all these posts together to create a web of peace and positive energy. “You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one…”

Thanks to the brilliant Dianne Gray, we will also have an end of the year party to celebrate our “Peace Achievements.” Details to follow.

If you tag your post “B4Peace,” I will be scanning the posts and re-blogging posts on Everyday Gurus.

Please feel free to share this idea with anyone and everyone.peace

Thank you for reading, sharing, and/or smiling.

Special Thanks goes to the incredible Rarasaur   for making the Bloggers for Peace badge, logos, and banner. {{{Hugs}}}

If anyone wants to tweet about this, I’m @everydaygurus. For tweets and instagram let’s use the hashtag–#B4Peace. I like the puns on “BE for Peace” and “Before Peace.”

We just created a Bloggers for Peace Facebook Page. Come check us out.


567 comments on “We Can Make a Difference–Right Here, Right Now

  1. […] you tag your post “B4Peace,” Everyday Gurus will be scanning the posts and re-blogging posts on Everyday […]

  2. […] find out more about Bloggers for Peace, click the […]

  3. Hello Kozo! I have been out of the loop with Bloggers for Peace for several months. I still value what you are doing here and hope to get a few more Bloggers for Peace related posts in this year. It looks like I have a lot to catch up re: what you have been up to as well – experiences with Marianne Williamson and Thich Nhat Hanh – wow!!

  4. ~meredith says:

    hey. decided today was a good day to write about peace, so here’s my piece: http://healingminds.wordpress.com/2013/12/19/infusing-the-moment-with-attention/

    happy thursday!

  5. grayce pearl says:

    hiiiii:) i really enjoy this idea and i was wondering if you have to be a wordpress blog to participate? I have a life type blog on Blogger and i would love to do this… hope you all have a good day:) xo grayce

    • Kozo Hattori says:

      No problem, Grayce. Just link your posts to any B4Peace post. You can just comment on a WordPress site without being on WordPress. Link to any of my posts and I will read and share you posts for Peace. Welcome aboard. {{{Hugs}}} kozo

  6. ~meredith says:

    It’s a great Saturday for a peace post. Saturday Shorts is about one of my favorite, in-house peacemakers: Saturday Shorts, healingminds on WordPress dot com: http://wp.me/pMa4I-4fd

  7. […] find out more about Bloggers for Peace, click the […]

  8. […] count me in for Bloggers for Peace — and thanks for the referral Zero to Hero […]

  9. […] This week I discovered Bloggers for peace when looking for a blog event to take part in. Here is the link: We Can Make a Difference–Right Here, Right Now by Kozo Hattori […]

  10. Dr. Rex says:

    Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    This is the post linked to Patty’s …. information is here!!! PEACE ….

  11. Jake Kuyser says:

    I took part and wrote a little story about peace on my blog here http://jakekuyser.wordpress.com/2014/01/26/a-tiny-story-about-peace/

  12. […] find out more about Bloggers for Peace, click the […]

  13. […] it’s very simple.   You can join Kozo and others in this meaningful venture by clicking here for more […]

  14. I am J says:

    I sure hope I did this right. My first blog for peace is here: http://wp.me/p4cVSa-54

  15. […] to Z2H I’ve also “committed” (I use that term loosely) to the blogging events Blogging for Peace and Friday Fictioneers. Will I follow through? Anyone’s guess at this […]

  16. […] way again. “   Etienne de Grellet  (1773-1855); Quaker missionary    Something to read: We can make a difference right now A Genie in a bottle or 12 steps program Kindness of a stranger […]

  17. […] find out more about Bloggers for Peace, click the […]

  18. […] try to post at least monthly in support of Bloggers for Peace organised by Kozo over at […]

  19. […] theme that Kozo has chosen for this month’s Bloggers for Peace Challenge, is “We Are […]

  20. […] the next part of my journey. Around the same time I came up with this crazy project, the idea of Bloggers for Peace also began taking hold, effectively starting an online community much like I am HOPING to create […]

  21. […] write a blog post about peace or commit to becoming a Blogger For Peace […]

  22. […] thing I am grateful for is another blog posting challenge that is once a month “Blogging For Peace” . I just love that idea, of committing one post a month (that means two for me, as I have two blogs […]

  23. ohcgd108 says:

    Love this idea interconnected web of compassionate action;


  24. ~meredith says:

    the flow of watermelon peace from Living is not Mental Illness: http://wp.me/pMa4I-4DG

  25. […] too may make a difference right here now: join those who aim for freedom and peace and spread also the message of […]

  26. […] Kozo has once again challenged us with a timely Bloggers for Peace topic. […]

  27. Phoenix Tears Healed says:

    Hi I joined too 🙂 here’s my one; I wrote some peace song words to the instrumental classic ‘Gabreil’s oboe’ http://writtenonpavements.wordpress.com/2014/08/30/whisper-dont-confuse/

  28. I don’t at this moment a post, just found this group and look forward to sharing and reading. https://soaring1010eagle.wordpress.com

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