May 10, 2011

1000 Origami Cranes for Japan

My not-so-perfect Origami Crane

My daughter and I finished folding our Origami Cranes {Senbadsuru} after more than 5 minutes, even with the help of Yuki, a Japanese woman volunteering at the Wells Fargo tent at the Asian Festival just this past Saturday. Not bad for a first try. But do you know what makes our not-so-perfect Origami Cranes so special? 

Well, they are "flying" along with 1000 Origami Cranes to Japan and "landing" in the hands of the recent earthquake victims in that country as a way to show spiritual support.

Not a bad idea at all!

Yet to me, there was more to it than simply folding and creating a crane. Rather that, I took it as a great tool to teach my child life lessons in selfless acts and love for her fellow men, irregardless of race and cultural belief. Lessons she may never learn in school...

So I take advantage of opportunities such as these whenever they come my way. No matter how very challenging it truly was, folding those Origami Cranes! It was otherwise fun nonetheless.

Our Not-so-perfect Origami Cranes 
Flying to Japan SOON!

1000 Origami Cranes
"In Japan, it is commonly said that folding 1000 paper origami cranes 
makes a person's wish come true. This makes them popular gifts 
for special friends and family." - Wikipedia

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