Friday, February 25, 2011
Sandy and the 1000 Paper Cranes
Welcome to Friday GodMoments. A day to reflect and share how God is moving in our lives.
Found this great Blog by Sandy who is on a mission to create 1000 cranes for peace ... below is what she wrote about her project ...
Sandy and the 1000 Paper Cranes: About The Project:
"So why 1000 paper cranes? What started this all?
After reading the true story of Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Elanor Coerr, I was feeling sad, yet inspired. Sadako was a young woman living Hiroshima at the time of the bombing. She developed leukemia not long after. While she was in a nursing home on her death bed, she decided to attempt to fold 1000 paper cranes. According to Japanese folklore, folding 1000 paper cranes allows the folder one granted wish, and hers was to live. Sadly she only lived to make 644 cranes. Sadako’s friends and family completed the remaining cranes for her.
While Sadako’s story didn’t have a happy ending, her goal of creating 1000 paper cranes was ambitious and has become a symbol of world peace. (Background: Cranes are a symbol of peace in Japanese culture. One myth holds that cranes live for 1000 years, hence making 1000 paper cranes.)
So I adopted this project. With a twist. Since cranes are symbols of peace, I wanted to put some positive words on there. My hope is that people will see the crane and be influenced in a positive way, even if it’s just a pleasant thought. Without being too whimsical or naive, I just wanted to spread a bit of happiness around in a relatively simple way. And of course, I’d love to hear from anyone who finds one."
Feel the smile these bring to your face ... now think of someone who needs some peace, happiness and inspiration ... send them this link ...and check out Sandy's blog www.1000cranemission.com
And I wish Sandy all the blessings in the universe for being a truly inspiring being.
Be blessed and be a blessing