Monthly Peace Challenge: Marching towards Forgiveness


With over 110 Bloggers for Peace publishing posts for and about peace every month, I have no doubt that we are making a difference in the blogosphere and in the world. Every thought, every word, every action for peace brings peace. I don’t know when we will reach critical mass and tilt the scales towards peace, but I have no doubt that it is possible. Thank you to everyone who is participating in words and smiles to create a better world for our children.

To help inspire the Bloggers for Peace (B4Peace), we will have a Monthly Peace Challenge. To participate, tag your post with B4Peace or leave a link to it in the comments below. Anyone who completes all twelve Monthly Peace Challenges will receive a Free B4Peace T-shirt.

This week I’m going to ask you to leave your comfort zones for peace.

Rarasaur Peace Cat

“Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.”–Mark Twain

This month I challenge you to post about forgiveness. Publish a post that exemplifies the power of forgiveness.

  • Is there someone you need to forgive? Why not do it in a post for peace?
  • Has someone forgiven you for your trespasses? Share how this act of forgiveness changed your life.
  • Do you know a powerful story/song/film/poem about forgiveness? Share it here or create a new one.
  • Photographers and artists feel free to post pieces that mean forgiveness to you.
  • How about a tribute to a role model of forgiveness?

As long as you are dealing with any aspect of forgiveness in your post, you are meeting the challenge–even if your post is why you find it hard to forgive.

I’m trying something new that Sunshine at Simply Charming suggested to help organize our posts for peace.

  • Copy your URL to the Linkz collection. You’ll find the link below. It’s the drunk blue frog smiling for peace. Click on it and follow directions.
  • Go visit this site to read and comment on other posts related to this Monthly Peace Challenge.


75 comments on “Monthly Peace Challenge: Marching towards Forgiveness

  1. Jueseppi B. says:

    Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat.Com™ and commented:
    Bloggers For Peace. Join. Get involved. Don’t hate, participate.

  2. CheriSpeak says:

    I love this. I will do my part J!

  3. Lady Lovely says:

    Interesting on two ends. First, I wrote a post today that’s not my normal style. Second, in that post, I was asking someone for forgiveness. Great idea. I love this. I accidentally blogged for peace and didn’t even know it.

  4. Oh I love this topic! Great message for the month and hopefully throughout this month forgiveness spreads and becomes and integral part of our everyday lives.

    I was wondering how ya’ll were keeping up with the B4peace posts. Seems like a lot are piling up when searching the tag. This link collection is a great organized way. I’ll be sure to use it when I do my Peace Post.

    • Kozo says:

      Yay, Tasha. This is my first time using the link collection, so I hope it works. Can’t wait to read your post on forgiveness. {{{Hugs]}} Kozo

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  6. Natalya says:

    Great idea picking a topic. I was having trouble knowing if I was meeting the ‘requirements’ or not.

    • Kozo says:

      Thanks for the re-blog, Natalya. And thanks for joining B4Peace. I can’t wait to read your forgiveness post. Don’t worry about “requirements”; anything goes. Peace and Freedom go hand in hand. {{{Hugs}}} Kozo

  7. I think we will reach a critical mass when we have a post for every day, so we need to get recruiting all of us. What do you think Kozo? Well thought out challenge.

    • Kozo says:

      I’m just trying to be patient, Athena. I know that we already have great people on board, like you. If we keep putting out good content and energy, the world will take notice. Thank you for your tweets and posts. {{{Hugs}}} Kozo

  8. diannegray says:

    What a great challenge, Kozo! I can’t wait to read the posts 🙂

    Half of my house was delivered this morning and the other half is arriving tomorrow morning so my blogging has been very slack lately 😦 I’m all into reading posts at the moment and feel guilty for not contributing.

    As far as forgiveness goes, I’m getting sorely tested at the moment. My dear friend who has had two brain tumour operations in the past year has been ripped off online (monetarily and emotionally) by some guy in the US (who has taken advantage of her diminished physical, mental and emotional strength). I’m devastated and was going to write an open letter blog post to him to tell the world an absolute inhuman pig he is – but I’ve refrained *deep breaths* *think peace* *calm Dianne*. Instead I’m going to focus on my friend and help her through this. I think this is a far better use of my energy than wasting it on scum. Sorry about the rant 😦

    • Kozo says:

      LOL, Dianne. I keep thinking about FedEx coming to your place with a huge package in the shape of half a house.
      I was tempted to ask you to give me the address of the guy in the US since he is in my neck of the woods. I still have some ninja tricks up my sleeve that I could have unleashed on his uncaring butt-butt. BUT your penultimate sentence made me realize what is really important. We need to send out the energy of peace in all our thoughts, words and actions. Thank you for already posting on forgiveness. Love you, {{{Hugs}}} Kozo

      • diannegray says:

        Both halves are now here, Kozo! Woo hoo! I’m officially ‘off-line’ today, because there’s a load of work going on here with the house, but thought I’d stop in and say hello to you 🙂

      • Kozo says:

        I’ll send over some masking tape to stick them together, Dianne. haha.
        Congratulations. I’m so honored that you paid me a visit when you were off-line. Love you. {{{Hugs]}} Kozo

  9. Sunshine says:

    haha… i love the drunk blue frog smiling for peace…burp!!! 🙂
    cheers ♥

  10. jmgoyder says:

    i am working on a post now – struggling a bit, bit will send soon.

    • Kozo says:

      Struggle is part of the process, Julie. Trust me, this month is going to be a challenge for a lot of us. Thank you for pushing through. Love you, {{{Hugs}}} Kozo

  11. 1EarthUnited says:

    Pretty awesome Kozo, just had enough time to squeeze in a Zen Peace Post! ☯
    Way to go Sunshine, … fat, drunk and stupid is the way to go through life… if you’re a link frog, lol!
    Dean Wormer would be proud! ✌ Peace out everyone. ☮

    • Kozo says:

      Come to think of it, John Belushi was a model for peace, and he often played a fat, drunk, and stupid character. Maybe we will call our little blue frog Belushi. Heading over to read your Zen Peace post now, Maddy. {{{Hugs}}} Kozo

  12. Rohan 7 Things says:

    Fantastic Kozo! I will definitely have a think about how to post about forgiveness and meet the March Challenge!

    Speaking of which I finally made my banner for February! Check it out near the end of today’s post:

    Hugs!! Peace 🙂


  13. I’m all over that forgiveness. Can’t wait.

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  18. Lada Ray says:

    Just tweeted you to spread awareness. Will blog more about it soon.
    Peace and love,
    Lada 🙂

  19. Forgiveness…the perfect beginning of the peace process and I know the story I could write about…Struggling to find the right photograph to go with it…It will come I know it will. Thank you Kozo for being so inspired and so inspiring 🙂 Far Away Hugs to you and enjoy your week-end

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  22. goldfish says:

    C.R. asked us to link to another post entirely from now on, but I can’t remember what or where it was. Help?

  23. Barbara says:

    I was ill in January and am only just better…. Can I complete the January & February challenges a bit late? I REALLY want a tshirt! 🙂

    • Kozo says:

      Of course, Barbara. There are no deadlines except for the day when we have world peace. 🙂 Even then, we probably need to keep blogging for peace to keep the world peace that we attain. Can’t wait to read your posts. {{{Hugs}}} Kozo

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  31. I appreciate finding your blog through Sunshine. An admirable goal for 2013 – shine on!!!

    • Kozo says:

      Yay, Leslie (is that your name?). I love Sunshine on my face and on my computer screen. So glad you found us. I love your poem on forgiveness. Thank you so much for sharing this with our movement. {{{Hugs}}} Kozo

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  34. Sue says:

    You and Pam Tanzey inspired me to do a second B4Peace post this month for your challenge.

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    I’ve added my entry for Marching Towards Freedom. I hope it worked.


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    • Kozo,
      This has been sitting in my mobile app drafts since March 7th, unfinished until today. Glad I was able to get it posted this month. Forgiveness is such a critical thing for many aspects of peace. Thanks for this prompt.


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