Today I am celebrating a first successful week of A2Zing. So far, I have read some amazing blogs filled with great tips on writing, animals, and crafts, plus some wonderful fiction, mythology, and genealogy. I am amazed at some of the work some bloggers have put into their posts.
I am also celebrating a re-dedication I’ve made to some side projects. I’ve been sketching them out in a notebook, figuring out plans and setting schedules to accomplish them.
I would like to be celebrating Spring in all her grandeur, but Winter seems to be holding on with a vice. Snow is in the forecast for tomorrow night.
What are you celebrating this week, dear readers? Feel free to share with me in comments.
Each Friday, I join Lexa Cain and friends for a weekly blog-hop called Celebrate the Small Things, where we celebrate all of those small moments from the week before.
The wonderful co-hosts of Celebrate the Small Things are:
L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge
Tonja Drecker @ Kidbits Blog
Celebrate The Small Things Linky:
I remember learning about Mahatma Gandhi when I was in 10th grade. We were doing projects on Nonviolence and he was one of the subjects that we were working on. I was fascinated by his stance against the British and his march to the coast in Dandi to make his own salt. I thought at the time, what a brave man. I still believe that. He was incredibly brave throughout the Indian Independence movement, as well as other movements that he was involved in. His stance on non-cooperation with the British and non-violence in general moved me deeply. I read books about him and watched the movie Gandhi starring Ben Kingsley. It wouldn’t be until later in life, my mid-thirties, that I fully appreciated him and his work. I am a pacifist and if I ever came up against any type of barriers such as Gandhi did, I too would choose nonviolence. As a teenager, I don’t think I fully grasped the contributions he had made to the world and how he influenced other great men. His assassination in 1948 robbed all of us of a great leader. Here are a few of my favorite quotes by Gandhi:
Interesting Facts: His birthday, 2 October, is commemorated as Gandhi Jayanti, a national holiday, and world-wide as the International Day of Nonviolence. And, although he was nominated many times, Gandhi never won the Nobel Peace Prize. (source)
Thank you for joining me for the A-to-Z Challenge
. If you’d like to see who else is participating, check them out here.
Each day, I will be posting about People Who Inspire Me.