November 4, 2012

BlogBlast4Peace Is Today!



Last  year I posted 100 reasons why I blog for peace and I have decided to repost those reasons this year...

Reason #100 - So my children have a better world to live in.
Reason #99 - To stop the hatred
Reason #98 - To be free from pain
Reason #97 – Because peace is not something you wish for, it is something you make, something you do , something you are and something you give away (Robert Fulghum)
Reason #96 – Peace helps eliminate stress, worries and anxieties
Reason #95 – To help us develop patience
Reason #94 – To help us develop tolerance
Reason #93 – To help us feel stable
Reason #92 – Because every life is precious
Reason #91 – To make life look brighter
Reason #90 – Peace is its own reward. (Gandhi)
Reason #89 – So we can sleep at night with fewer worries.
Reason #88 – To prevent things like "Helicopter Crash in Afghanistan"
Reason #87 – So we can sing loud and proud!
Reason #86 - So people can travel the world and enjoy all the wonders.
Reason #85 - So some people have a good reason to get up in the mornings.
Reason #84 - To help prevent hunger
Reason #83 - To eliminate hate crimes
Reason #82 - To help eliminate poverty
Reason #81 - To promote better health
Reason #80 - So we can leave our doors unlocked at night


Reason #79 - So the world can stand united
Reason #78 - To share the love
Reason #77 - To rid the world of demons
Reason #76 - To show the world there is nothing wrong with getting along
Reason #75 - To end the suffering of millions of people
Reason #74 - Because there is nothing wrong with getting along
Reason #73 - So my son can sleep in his own bed each night.
Reason #72 - To end child abuse
Reason #71 - To end animal abuse
Reason #70 - To promote understanding
Reason #69 - So everyone can have an education
Reason #68 - So dreams can come true
Reason #67 - To fill the world with love
Reason #66 - To fill the world with happiness
Reason #65 - To prevent abuse of the elderly
Reason #64 - To work together to find a cure for cancer
Reason #63 - So that people slow down to smell the roses
Reason #62 - So there are no more protest at military funerals
Reason #61 - To protect the world from stupidity
Reason #60 - So that everyone's opinion is truly valued


Reason #59 - To prevent "flash mobs"
Reason #58 - So that people have a real reason to want to change
Reason #57 - “Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.” ~Buddha
Reason #56 - So we may enjoy moments of silence
Reason #55 - So that people are not afraid to stop and help someone that is broke down on
the side of the road.
Reason #54 - So that things like 9-11 never happen again
Reason #53 - To help prevent drive by shooting.
Reason #52 - So we can dance in the streets
Reason #51 - To celebrate life
Reason #50 - To enjoy love
Reason #49 - So we can safely reach out to our neighbors.
Reason #48 - So people of all races can share a meal together
Reason #47 - So our loved ones always feel safe.
Reason #46 - So everyone can enjoy a good game of Football.
Reason #45 - Why not blog for peace?


Reason #44 - So we can all take long walks in the woods.
Reason #43 - To be able to stroll down the beach hand in hand.
Reason #42 - To beat the devils at their own games.
Reason #41 - To work together to cure the common cold
Reason #40 - So that everyone has a friend they can lean on
Reason #39 - So people dont have to hide in their closets.
Reason #38 - So children dont have to hide under their beds.
Reason #37 - So that everyone can tell the truth and not be punished.
Reason #36 - To prevent the annihilation of the human race
Reason #35 - Because we all need a little love in our life.
Reason #34 - So we can all sit on our front porch and enjoy the fresh air.
Reason #33 - For freedom
Reason #32 - To preserve our planet
Reason #31 - To save our values
Reason #30 - To uphold our morals


Reason #29 - To raise the bar on our standards
Reason #28 - To fill the world with harmony
Reason #27 - So laughter can fill the streets
Reason #26 - So that even the weary can rest
Reason #25 - To help prevent child abuse around the world
Reason #24 - To help prevent animal abuse around the world
Reason #23 - So we can stop chasing our dreams and begin to live those dreams
Reason #22 - To prevent senseless deaths
Reason #21 - To prevent senseless destruction
Reason #20 - Because I see no reason why we should not Blog For Peace
Reason #19 - Because I WANT to blog for Peace
Reason #18 - Because we NEED peace
Reason #17 - Because sometimes we do crazy things
Reason #16 - Because Peace is something we have to work hard for
Reason #15 - Because peace is something that takes a united group
Reason #14 - So everyone can enjoy a good baseball game (or whatever sport they like) in comfort.
Reason #13 - So everyone can love their country.
Reason #12 - So we can live longer
Reason #11 - So we can live healthier
Reason #10 - To be heard as one very loud voice


Reason #09 - To stand side by side, together, rather than so many separate entities
Reason #08 - So that tears of sorrow can be tears of joy.
Reason #07 - So that the dreams of tomorrow can become realities of today.
Reason #06 - So we can stop imaging peace and begin living in peace.
Reason #05 - Because a dream you dream alone is only a dream, A dream you dream together is reality (Yoko Ono)
Reason #04 - So we can have a presence of cultural and economic understanding.
Reason #03 - So we can all have a place to learn, motivate, inspire, and love.
Reason #02 - So that problems are less complex and entwined, and we can find a way to co-exist.
Reason #01 - I blog for peace because I see no reason not to. I think peace is something every one in this world wishes and dreams for.


Check out the Peace Globe Gallery at

You can see last year's official BlogBlast for Peace Video at


  1. Marvelous post and a marvelous list of reasons!

  2. I am moved by this post, by its thoughtfulness.

  3. Lovely list of reasons ~ I will try my best to participate ~

  4. i totally agree with all the reasons... brilliant piece!

    peace should always be our way of life... it is only then that this world will become a better place for our children. dona nobis pacem!

  5. Truly wonderful post and a great list. Peace be with you, now and always.

  6. thanks for linking to this la

  7. I was very happy to see that the dogs were not forgotten. Peace is about more than human interaction; it's about harmony with all living things that share our world.

    Thank you for participating in "Poetry for Peace" on Real Toads.

  8. So many reasons to blog for peace and absolutely no reason not to. Thank you for a lovely post.

  9. Shannon, I love this, and was especially touched by your globe "In memory of Annabelle"....also "in a perfect world there would be a home for every dog." Yes. Lovely inspiring post. So sorry for Annabelle's passing. I lost my guy in January 2011 and still miss him so much. They are such devoted beings.

  10. Everytime I read through another blogger's 100 reasons, all together like this in one place, I see a story. It's a story we should all know and spread.

    Thanks for reposting these. Somehow I missed them last year.

  11. One hundred reasons? That is amazing! Thank you for all the thought and effort you must've gone to think of all these...I am so impressed! :-) Peace to you and yours!

    (A link to your post will be on "Peace Bloggers Unite" later)

  12. What a wonderful list of reasons. Thank you for sharing it again!! You truly have spent time contemplating peace.

  13. 100 ways to understand and enjoy what peace really is, Thanks for sharing

  14. Shannon - I well remember the hard work you and so many other peace bloggers did with the 100 Reasons. It was a daunting but rewarding task. Look what "introspection" you have accomplished and for all the world to see. And with so many countries participating this year, this is bound to influence many people.

    I know you miss I will leave a hug.
    Thank you for helping out on Facebook with sharing and linking. What you do does not go unnoticed. I don't know how I'd manage without all of you.

    Peace bloggers are awesome folks.
    Peace to you and yours,

  15. Thank you for listing your 100 reasons to blog for peace. It's good to see what's on other people's minds. Peace to you from Minnesota, USA.

  16. The word "awesome" has already been used, but it is perfect. This is an awesome post. Thank you.

  17. "Because every life is precious"

    This really resonates...your entire list is so thoughtful and a remedy really, Shannon. Such good reasons. :)

  18. Thank you everyone for visiting. I look forward to visiting each of you.

  19. Oops...I think I posted before I wroted my message. I love all of your beautiful Peace globes. I'm so sorry for your recent loss of Annabelle. Shelby looks adorable.

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting.


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