Monday, December 16, 2013

A Prime Minister's Message of Hope

We came across this calligraphy earlier this month that was created by the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that expressed the word Yume or Dream. While we ourselves are having a difficult time this holiday season, it is important to remember there are others who have it far worse which brings us back to PM Abe's message of hope he composed for the children of Fukushima in which he is quoted in saying: "Some people have set up indoor playgrounds for the children of Fukushima who are unable to play amply outside. Others have created salons where pregnant women and mothers of small children can candidly share their anxieties and troubles with each other. I want to cheer on those people who are assisting families bringing up kids or raising young children. With that thought in mind, I have sent them a commendation, together with a message from me. Children are a national treasure. In this piece of calligraphy, I wrote the character “Yume,” which means “dream.” I will continue to push forward in creating a country in which children can walk down their own paths, living their lives with dreams." - Shinzo Abe

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