Tuesday, March 29, 2011

hope for Japan

I read THIS blog post, and I thought....I can help spread hope.
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From Wikipedia:
An ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by a crane, such as long life or recovery from illness or injury. The crane in Japan is one of the mystical or holy creatures (others include the dragon and the tortoise), and is said to live for a thousand years. In Japan, it is commonly said that folding 1000 paper origami cranes makes a person's wish come true.
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There is a Flickr group HERE called 1000 Cranes for Japan
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Japan, you have been in our thoughts and prayers.  We pray for hope, for strength and courage to face each day.  We pray for survivors, and for new growth.  I wish I were better with words to write an inspiring post....but please know that we are thinking of you....each and every day.

xoxo charmaine

8 comments:

Jennifer Bowen said...

A truly thoughtful post! Praying for everyone in Japan. We've been making paper cranes, too. Here's to hoping all their wishes come true.

Ashley Sisk said...

Love your cranes. This is such a wonderful way to think of our friends in Japan.

Tamar SB said...

Wow - so beautiful! I have heard this story too, what a wonderful thing to do.

Tamar - from community global

Buckeroomama said...

I love how thoughtful your post is. I have just bought some colored paper. We'll be making some this weekend.

grace said...

This is really a great post. I'll have to try to do this.

melissa said...

This is such a touching & beautiful idea! Thanks for sharing it. And these cranes are stunning. I'll have to attempt to make one in honor of Japan =) xoxoxo

Life with Kaishon said...

I am so glad you are making a difference.
Of course you would make a difference though-
you are a beautiful person who always makes a difference.
You make the world a more wonderful place!

Natalie said...

You did beautifully with this post! I've heard of the 1000 cranes too! Very inspiring indeed!