Peace by Piece

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Today seemed like an appropriate day to remember not only the power that we have to do evil in the world and to tear each other apart, but also the wondrous power that we have to bring peace, connection, and acceptance to each other as a human race.

In the fall of 2015 my husband and I went to Hiroshima, Japan – a truly humbling experience.  A young girl named Sadako Sasaki died in 1955 due to leukemia caused from radiation exposure when the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima.  In an effort to deal with her pain, she folded paper cranes.

To this day, people from around the world send paper cranes to the Children’s Peace Monument – about 10 million each year.

Our differences are what make us beautiful, they draw us into conversation, and if we choose to allow it…they bring us together.  Choose to see the beauty.  Choose to spread peace, even if it is one piece of paper at a time.

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