Friday, July 17, 2015

World Peace Flame




Last Sunday, my husband thought it would be fun to take a drive to Belgium and get some ice cream -yes, it's raining but it was still pretty warm out- The ice cream we had was seriously some of the best ice cream I've ever had outside of Italy! No joke, for someone like me who is not a huge fan of ice cream, this stuff was amazing! And it wasn't even the best part! 

When we got out of the car, I noticed all these glass signs and a flame burning, just over by it's lonesome next to the river. Naturally, I was curious, grabbed my camera and headed over. I was so delighted that it was something as neat as The World Peace Flame. Have you heard of this? I hadn't but I was instantly pleased that I had stumbled upon it. 

After reading what was provided for me at the flame and doing some research of my own {thank you smart phones!} I learned that this flame is kind of a big deal; at least to those who are big proponents of a world with peace in it. 

Here is a bit of what I learned about the World Peace Flame:

"The World Peace Flame is a symbol of peace, unity, freedom and celebration. We believe in the essential freedom of the human spirit to create peace at any time under any circumstances – a view endorsed by the millions of people who have lit The World Peace Flame as a symbol of this dream.
We aim to inspire people everywhere that the individual plays a crucial role in creating peace at every level. " - worldpeaceflame.org 
It was created in 1999 when there were 5 flames created on 5 continents around the world. Then these flames were flown to Wales and combined to make the World Peace Flame. Today, World Peace Flames burn in thousands of homes, schools, workplaces, hospitals and places of worship around the world. There are also flames in monuments in major cities worldwide.
I think this whole concept is a wonderful idea and one that should be known by more people. I mean, how did I not know about this? I hope you'll take the time to learn more about what the ideals behind the flame are and what it stands for. We might never get to a point of total world peace, but in this time in history when there is so much bad and un-peace like happenings, isn't it nice to know that there are people out there who are trying to make a difference? 
If you would like to know if there is a World Peace Flame monument near you, check this list. 

 Have a wonderful Friday and Peaceful weekend!! 

16 comments:

  1. No, I didn't know about the world peace flame! And yes, it is nice to know there are people that care about world peace! My mom lites a canddle everytime there is something bad going on in the family, or when something really good happens too. I never light candles inside my house because I am one of those people that think it is dangerous, specially if you have children in the house! Lol Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Got to know something new after reading this. Good write-up. :)

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  3. That is absolutely right. In a world where there is so much hate it is good to know there are still some out there wishing for peace.

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  4. Sounds like a pleasant excursion! Thanks for sharing about the peace flame.

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  5. This is amazing! I did not know about this at all!

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  6. I had never heard of this either! Really, really cool that you just stumbled across it!

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  7. I thought I was the only person who doesn't care for ice-cream... but give me a brownie... I didn't know that about the World Peace Flame. It's nice to know that there are still so many people who care.

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  8. I like how you can just drive to another country and experience something new. I had no idea there was a World Peace Flame. I've seen similar flames but they are mostly for commemorating fallen soldiers.

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  9. What a great thing to stumble upon! Thank you for sharing about the World Peace Flame, it's nice to learn about new things and that people still care about the World!!!!

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  10. What a cool experience! And how cool is to be able to say, "Lets go to Belgium for ice cream!"

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  11. That is really neat. I will need to see if there is a World Peace Flame near me.

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  12. Sounds and looks very beautiful - very inspirational. What a treat!

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  13. This is the first I have heard of world, peace, flame. Interesting... Fun family photos.

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  14. That is so neat! I want to find the nearest one and bring a flame home! Such a beautiful concept!

    Thank you for sharing with us at #MommyMeetupMondays!

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  15. I didn't know about the World Peace Flame. That is really cool. The nearest one to me is in Memphis. Thanks for letting us know about this!

    Thanks for sharing at Chronic Friday Linkup! I pinned this to the Chronic Friday Linkup board at www.Pinterest.com/beingfibromom

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  16. I had never hear about the World Peace Flame. I love all your adventures! Thanks for sharing on the (mis)Adventures Monday Blog Hop! Can't wait to see what you have this week!!

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