Stories of Kindness from Around the World

The Woodcarver

--by mindyjourney, posted Aug 25, 2019

“Oh, I love the dove,” I said. “May I pick it up?

“Yes,” he nodded, looking up from his work.

“So light and smooth. Lovely,” I observed, reverently holding the dove in one hand and stroking it with the other.

“It’s made of beech. We give them and the crosses,” he nodded towards the other carvers, picked up a cross and held it firm in his grasp, like a prayer, “to hospice.”

Thanking him, I gave him an origami dove, setting it on the table, “Please let me give you this dove. I make and give to promote Peace.” Arranging the wings, so the dove alighted better, I added, “I’ve made about 35,000 or so and send them around the world.”

We locked gazes and nodded in recognition. Instruments of Peace. 🕊 ❤️ 🕊

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Readers Comments

Mish wrote: Kindred spirits meet :) ❤️🙏
smilinghearts wrote: No coincidence. 😊
TheHuman wrote: 35000 doves!!! You are a Extremely Amazing Kindness Legend!!!
Rajni wrote: Dove in any form promotes peace. Thank God creator of both kinds met to exchange them. Thanks for sharing.
Lipizzan wrote: Wonder if they whistle while they work
Drjoybug wrote: Beautiful meeting of like souls
ado wrote: This is so beautiful. Thank you. I love how you request from him to give him the dove. It makes me emotional that you respect the receiving capacity of the person in front of you.
kjoyw wrote: A lovely dove connection.🕊
Novice50 wrote: 35,000! Wow! Lots of peace flying around thanks to your busy hands.
petroskryf wrote: The beech doves and crosses are so lovely. Just like your special origami doves. So glad you two great spirits could meet, dear Mindy. Thank you for the picture and the story. 🌺🧚🏻‍♀️

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