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Gratitude for Your Paper-Folding Hands

Have you ever looked at your (paper-folding) hands and felt a deep gratitude for everything you can do with them?

For you and your precious hands to exist you had a mother and a father, four grand-parents, eight great-grant parents, sixteen great-great-grandparents and so on.

If we keep counting back the generations to the thirtieth level, the total number of our ancestors would number over one billion. That’s one billion people, and two billion working hands, including yours!

Today I would like to express my gratitude for just how remarkable it is that these ancestors survived childhood illnesses, plague, floods, famine, ever present wars, or being flattened by a mamut, tsunami, earthquake, volcanic eruption, or cataclysmic mud slide.

Each of those ancestors, against all odds, reached child-bearing age and because of that I am here, and so are you!

Today, I also want to express my gratitude to you for being part of the spirit of origami and for being part of the group of people who adds so much value to my life!

Here I share a link to a page where your paper-folding hands will find delightful little animals. Fold one today in honor of and gratitude for your ancestors, and your hands.

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5 thoughts on “Gratitude for Your Paper-Folding Hands”

  1. Ah, Leyla, you are so wonderful. I am 82 and l visit a girl in a third grade classroom. I stay with the class one day a week. I am making 27 of everything l fold for the class, and it is popular. I am making 30 of the dragon you demonstrated. I will have done about 10 models, 27 each time, by year’s End! I already subscribed. Your gentle nature has rubbed off a little on me. I am so glad God put you on this earth to help others. If that sounds corny, l don’t care!!

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