Origami or paper folding is a great way to spend time. When I was a child, I remember folding paper planes with my brothers. We would run around and throw it aimlessly.
Those paper planes would sometimes remind me of the peaceful days as a child.
Let me tell you about a story of a young girl, Sadako Sasaki, who later became a symbol of peace. She was a victim of the Hiroshima Bombing then she, later on, developed leukemia, which took her life.
While she battled against her disease, she had successfully folded a thousand paper cranes. She lacked paper during the time she was folding her cranes to the point she asked other patients for extras.
When she died, her classmates collected money to build a monument to honor her and other children who were victims of war.
Sadako's paper cranes became inspirational. Every paper crane folded became a prayer for peace.
What does this tell us? Let us continue praying and striving for peace. Last year might be chaotic for us. We might encounter problems along the way or lose someone important in our lives. But let us not forget that peace is one of the gifts we can give to ourselves and others.
If we do our best to keep our inner peace, we can help others achieve serenity. Peace is very essential to us and the whole community. Many have done their best to maintain the peace we enjoy now.
Now it is up to us to treasure it.
Let's live a life ignited!