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Build peace: be on time

My Mom and Dad had written a few words on a paper and hung it on the wall in our kitchen. We grew up watching our parents invite all kinds of people into our home for dinners. Strangers. This included any person who was lost in the airport or someone they found lost on the street....A warm meal, pajamas, a clean bed in the guest room, a bathroom, and the next day after breakfast, often supplied with a gift (usually a sweater or socks), and a map they provided a ride to the train or bus station. Most of those people spoke a foreign tongue that none of us understood. But at the end of Mom and Dad's "hospitality adventure" my parents had added a line to their list on the wall and that person had walked away with theirs. To this day my family receives letters and visits from those travelers and their children and even grand children. Every time we gather together there is “letter” readings and....tears of joy.

The paper on the wall read:

Italian: Ti Amo
German: Ich Liebe Dich
Japanese: Ai Shite Imasu
Chinese: Wo Ai Ni
Swedish: Jag Alskar Dig
Greek: S'Agapo
Hawaiian: Aloha Wau La Oe
Irish: Thaim In Grabh Leat
Hebrew: Ani Ohev Otakh
Persian: Du Stet Daaram
Russian: Ya Lyublyu Tyebya
Albanian: Une Te Dua
Finnish: Mina Rakkastan Sinua
Turkish: Seni Seviyorum
Hungarian: Se Ret Lay
Maltese: Jien Inhobbok
Catalan: Testimo Molt
French: Je t'aime
Spanish: Te Amo
Eskimo: Nagligivaget
English: I love you

Now I wish my parents had learned to say " We love you" instead.
Will you help me rewrite this list and include your language too ??

~~ With Happy New Year Wishes~~


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  • Dec 27 2012: we love you, in hebrew
    אנחנו אוהבים אתכם
    pronounced: anahnou (we) , ohavim (love,) ot-hem (you)

    ronny edry (fb: israel-loves-iran)
    from israel
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      Dec 27 2012: Thank you Ronny for freeing the hearts of all people - and showing us the way to building together - because that is the only way to having the life we all come here to have.

      And thank you for honoring us with your presence and contribution here.
      • Dec 28 2012: :)
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          Jan 17 2013: Dear Ronny,

          In honor of my parents, in light of all the good inspirational teachings and provisions with which they sent me forth in this life, and in honor of you, who brought the idea of peace on Earth to a tangible manifestation on an anniversary of their prayers; my birth, I have come up with a thought. I create the Zahn Peace Prize on this day 1/17/13. It is just a heart-felt recognition for the work you have done, for the holding and promotion of peace.

          In order to effectively put our good ideas to work, there has to be the means. But the will is the most important. That is what you have. And that is what you have inspired us to find in our hearts through your courage.

          As of now our work is cut out for us. I am still counting on my lucky stars to shine on and be able to put any physical means to my prize. So for now I hope you accept my dedication of this page to you. And I hand you the core directive passed onto me; ‘ just be a force of love in this world ’.

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