Early last week, I packaged up three copies of The Little Book of Inner Peace (by Ashley Davies Bush) and mailed them to three different countries (including Canada). My intention was to begin a ‘Travelling Ripple of Peace.’ Inside each book, I affixed the following note:
“This is the Travelling Book of Inner Peace. Three copies were initially sent from Vancouver Island, Canada, in February 2022. The hope is that you will read it, gain inspiration, and share it. When finished reading, please sign your name and city to the adjacent list and then pass it on. Kindly drop me a line, so I know where the book has been. On the last Friday of each month, I will post updates on my blog to indicate the books’ travels. If for any reason you wish not to join in, please pass the book on to someone else so that it can continue on its journey. Thank you for contributing to this Travelling Wave of Peace.“
I blatantly stole 😀 this idea from Bernie at Equipoise Life, who discussed it in her post, Travelling Library Loan (May 30, 2017). Here, Bernie mailed a single (Patient and Family Library!) copy of Annie Freeman’s Fabulous Traveling Funeral (Kris Radish) around to friends/family to read and then send forward.
Sadly, in her December 16, 2021 post (Addictive With No Label), Bernie mentioned that she never heard a word from any of her ‘twisted sisters’ regarding this ‘travelling library loan.’
The three people with whom I began this Travelling Peace Book Project regularly read this blog (at least, I believe they do)! My sincere hope is that this Peace Chain will have much longevity and will make its way to you.
A friend mentioned that the Travelling Book of Peace reminded her of BookCrossing. BookCrossing is a free organization that helps readers give an ID number to their books before passing them on so that books can be tracked from reader to reader. You can click on the BookCrossing link to learn more and perhaps give it a try yourself.
Regardless of whether you participate or not, I invite you to join me in thinking about how your small actions can ignite their own wave of peace. Here’s Cat Stevens and the Playing for Change Musicians doing just that!
This Just In: Two of the ‘eagles’ have landed and have confirmed their safe arrival. Thank you, WBA and RC!