Day 1 - Pledge Of Peace

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"When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at
peace with others."  - Peace Pilgrim

If this is your first visit to my blog I welcome you!  For the next 31 days myself and a lovely group of my readers are going on a peace journey.  For the next 31 days we are pledging to love on ourselves and treat ourselves with the sweet love that we give to so many daily.  If you wish to join please do!  You do not have to have a blog to participate.  You can leave your thoughts in the comment section or NOT. 

For the next 31 days daily we will:
1. Set a daily intention geared toward ourselves
2. Commit one kind act for our-self (whatever you wish it to be)
3. Erase negative self talk
4. Speak kind words to our-self
5. Not allow anyone or any situation to rob us of our peace
6. Pamper ourselves with loving-kindness

Loving myself has been a true adventure.  Being born with birth abnormalities and having both parents point the finger at one another was no walk in the park my friends.  It was not until October 2008 that I read this (John 9:2-3  His disciples asked him, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?"  "Neither this man nor his parents sinned," said Jesus, "but this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life.) I knew I had the wrong mentality.  I saw myself in a new light!  I saw myself through the eyes of God!  I love me as I am and no one can change that now, but I truly need to be kinder to myself and that is the focus of this journey.

Today's Intention: (You can have as many or less)
1. Mindfully say "I love you" to myself throughout the day
2. Not allow anyone to disturb my peaceful day
3. Be as kind as possible with myself

Today's Kind Act:  I am always talking, actually refereeing the three beings within my home and it often times exhausts me.  That's right sometimes I get tired of talking, so today I have informed my family that as a gift to myself I am demanding a peaceful atmosphere AND I will not verbally communicate for the FULL day.  I am allowing my vocal chords a day of rest.

What gift will you give yourself today?


  1. You are blessed dear sister. What a splendid resolve. Every day this year I have been happy. All year I have declared that 2010 is my best year. Last month, before I went home on leave, I declared God's peace would remain with me. A friend confirmed this when she said, 'His sweet peace is my weapon' and so it was. My 3 weeks vacation was ROUGH but you know what, I held on to His sweet peace. I returned to my duty station and yesterday had a Hormone attack [yes, it was that time of the month, but I never had it so bad with the irritability, volatility, tearfulness, etc. (you get the picture - lol)]. I managed to have my quiet time before I went to bed. And now, as I sit here writing this, I can truly declare and maintain that 2010 is a great year and God's peace is my portion. I will try to visit your blog for these 31 days you speak of, that iron may sharpen iron.

    Be blessed my dear sister in Christ as you have been a blessing to many.


  2. This is such a great post. I have to be so disciplined to survive so my kind act will be to go easy on myself and let peace flow through me. Thank you so much.

  3. Tabitha, This is going to be wonderful. I am not answering my phone today, as I just need me time.
    and I am going to tell myself I love me. Have a wonderful quiet day. hugs to you.

  4. All ready I see a little resistance from the family with my walking in silence day. they seem a bit uncomfortable, but I am actually loving it!

  5. Lilly, I love that you have declared this year as your best year and even through a few bumps you still hold on to what's most important "God's peace." I need to remind myself more often that His peace is indeed my weapon. Thank you for taking this journey with me.

    Matthew, I love the image of peace flowing through you. Taking it easy and allowing yourself to be at ease is a beautiful gift. Thank you for taking this journey with me.

    Cinner, there is nothing wrong with me time. We need to think like that more often to allow balance back into our lives. I am truly looking forward to where this will take us all. Thank you for taking this journey with me.

  6. What a beautiful blog! Perhaps it's fate to come across this wonderful post. I've been searching to reconnect with God, positive people and surrounding myself with uplifting things. I think I might take you up on your offer :)

  7. Love ya Tabitha! I;ve missed you! I need to come back here more. :)

  8. Owning the Words, I truly hope you will join us! Take each day at your pace. That is the main objective. To gently pull closer to peace and pour lovingkindness within ourselves.

    I'm so joyful you've found us here!

    Yaya, I am SO grateful to see you here my friend!! I've missed you so much!

    FranticMommy, I've missed you to!! I look forward to what's to come within the next 31 days!

  9. I just wanted to come back and say that I meditated on this beautiful post yesterday and decided to focus on #3) Erase negative self talk and to clear my mind today. This is very hard to do because I have practised these habits for many years but I think doable. I started like Midnight last night (lol)

    Thanks for stopping by and joining! I also see you are a Joel Osteen fan too. Have a blessed Sunday. Can't wait to read more.

  10. Hi Tabitha!
    It has been way too long since I've been by, and I apologize for that. However, I'm so glad that I stopped by today and was able to read Day 1 of your pledge.

    Thank you for sharing so openly about your own personal challenges. I'm so glad you're making that conscious effort to be good to yourself. YOU ARE so good...and so beautiful...inside and out. You deserve to treat yourself with the same gentle peace that you treat the world.

    You remain a bright and shining light...

    I'm going to try to do the same in terms of a pledge for inner peace. It's so darn easy to get caught up in the demands of life. And it's not that I don't make time for me -- because somehow I always manage a little while that is something for me. But I think there are a lot of days when I don't make the best of that me-time.

    Thanks for the reminder. And I sure do miss visiting with you more often.

    Be well.

  11. Owning the Words, I am so thrilled you have returned! It doesn't matter when you start. The blessing is that you've started to put more attention and love on yourself. I struggled with number 3 and still do at times. It is hard, but can be fixed and I know you can do it!

    I LOVE Joel Osteen! Because of him I became a spiritual counselor. He inspires me weekly and has taught me so much within his sermons. :)

    Lauren, I am so joyful to see you! I have missed you greatly! Thank you for your love filled words. This is a journey long over due and I'm grateful to share it with my friends.


You bless me with your presence! Tabitha♥

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