Monthly Peace Challenge: I Have a Dream (I Really Do) 13

Martin Luther King, Jr. had a dream and so do I.
The above is from a post I wrote in December of 2010.

The above is from a post I wrote in December of 2010.

Martin Luther King, Jr. MemorialAugust twenty-eighth was the anniversary of the “I Have a Dream” speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This speech is the inspiration for this month’s peace challenge by Kozo at Everyday Gurus. Here are his instructions:

It has been a little over 50 years since Martin Luther King gave his famous speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. One of my favorite parts of this speech was when Dr. King visualized what his dreams for America would look like:

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave-owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood…I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

Let’s visualize what a peaceful world will look like. For this month’s peace challenge, I challenge you to publish what your dream of peace looks like.

If you need additional ideas to get you started please click on Kozo’s highlighted link above to go to his site for prompts.

Ese’s Weekly Shoot & Quote: Desire (for Peace) 5

All men desire peace, but very few desire those things that make for peace. — Thomas à Kempis, The Imitation of Christ

You can click on any of the photos for a larger view. Then you can click the arrow to move between the photos.

What’s your heart’s desire? Is it for peace too? If so, do you think a peaceful environment helps promote peace? I know it helps with my inner peace.

Today I’m grateful for places that help me find my heart’s desire for inner peace and joy, for Ese’s challenge that helps me to find many wonderful quotes, and that I see God’s love all around me especially in Mother Nature’s gifts.

Don’t forget to stop over at Ese’s Voice to see her post and to get links to other posts for this week’s challenge.