Monthly Peace Challenge: Peace Child

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To help inspire the Bloggers for Peace (B4Peace), we will have a Monthly Peace Challenge. To participate, tag your post with B4Peace and make sure you copy your URL to the Linkz collection. Anyone who completes all twelve Monthly Peace Challenges in 2014 will receive a Free B4Peace T-shirt. Yes, I’ve decided to offer the second annual Bloggers for Peace T-shirt as a prize. I envision a day when we will all gather for a Bloggers for Peace Conference donning our various Bloggers for Peace T-shirts.

Sorry this post is a bit late, but we had some daycare issues this month, which serendipitously gave me the idea for this month’s challenge. Let’s focus on children. How can we teach children to prioritize peace? How did you experience peace as a child? What in your upbringing made you a Blogger for Peace?

20140101-083049.jpgHere are a few suggestions:

  • Post a song, poem, photo, video, or story that will lead children towards peace. Remember the anti-littering campaign featuring the crying Native American? I swear that that commercial is the reason I never litter to this day. Can we create something as powerful for peace?
  • Tell a story about when you were a child and you found/experienced/learned peace. What are your first memories of peace? What images, music, events, people introduced you to peace?
  • Post a practice, activity, tip, or suggestion for parents to raise peaceful children. (You don’t have to be a parent to do this. The Dalai Lama, to my knowledge, has no children, yet he offers advice to parents everyday.)
  • Post photos, images, artwork, poems, songs, or stories by/of/for children that bring you peace.
  • Tell a story about how you would re-parent yourself to make your life more peaceful. What would you tell your 3 year old self to help her find peace in the face of the experiences that are ahead of her?
  • Describe the resources you would give a child to live a peaceful life or make the world a more peaceful place.

Don’t forget to link to at least one other B4Peace post and add your post to the Linkz collection. Here is how:

  • 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.

 

2013 Bloggers for Peace T-shirt Update:

I have the final count and have rectified overseas mailing problems. Rarasaur and I are finalizing the Peace Cat image, so I hope to order the t-shirts this month and mail them the first week of April. This way, if I don’t get them out in time, I can say, “April Fools!” Sorry, for the delay. Thank you for your patience.

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26 comments on “Monthly Peace Challenge: Peace Child

  1. Great challenge! I gotta get back on this. Namaste _/l\_

  2. Kelly Kuhn says:

    Yummy challenge – lots of things to think about. Thanks for this one, Kozo!

  3. seeker says:

    You son is perfect for this post. How much did you pay him? 😛 Hugs and peace to you, Kozo.

  4. diannegray says:

    I really enjoy reading these challenges, Kozo. Great work 😀

  5. taochild says:

    I wish I managed to do this more regularly. My failing. But THIS one will not be missed. Hit to close to home on many levels 🙂

  6. th3bak3rman says:

    I am fairly new to WordPress, having created my blog a couple weeks ago. I am still learning the ins and outs of posting, pingbacking, etc. This topic interests me, so I plan on contributing to it. More importantly, though, I hope that I do it right so that all gets posted where it needs to be.

    • Kozo Hattori says:

      No problem, bakerman. There is no right and wrong in peace. 🙂 Try to put the url of your post on the linkz (frog thingy), so I will be able to read it. Also, you might want to link to some other B4Peace posts. You can use the link button on the wordpress site. It looks like a chain link. You just select text, click that button, and it asks for a url. Let me know if you need any help. {{{hugs}}} Kozo

  7. vernette says:

    Kozo, this one I can definitely do.

  8. Your photo of your son lifted my spirits today. Thank you Kozo and please give your son a big hug today (for bringing me peace). 🙂

  9. I manage to do this post while the link collection was still open! Yay.

    • Kozo Hattori says:

      Yay, Tasha. I just noticed that I didn’t read your first two peace posts in 2014, probably because I use the linkz to find the posts. I will come by tomorrow to read all your peace posts–it is 5 AM right now, and I need some sleep. {{{Hugs}}} Kozo

  10. Cathy G says:

    So many ideas on this Kozo!!! It should be quite a process for me to put this together. 🙂
    Thank-you my friend!

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  14. seeker says:

    Hi Kozo, I did not put my name down for the Peace T-Shirt 2013 and I posted for the whole year. Should there be an extra one, please donate it on behalf of the campaign. Thank you for the challenge.

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