Thought for the day…” We learn the ropes of life by untying its knots”.
“You cannot change your past, but you can begin a new future. Restart your future”.
Around 7 million people live in the landlocked country of Laos, whose currency is called the Kip and whose capital is Ventiane. It also has the distinction of being called the world’s most bombed country, as an estimated 2 million tons of bombs were dropped during the Vietnam war. Between 1964 and 1973, the US dropped an average of one planeload of bombs every 8 minutes, or around 1 tonne of bombs for every person in Laos. Estimates say that around 1/3 of Laos is still affected by unexploded bombs and landmines, resulting in about 60 deaths each year, children included.
The photo today shows a happy boy in Lao, not a care in the world.
And another photo from the archives….the lakefront in Wanaka, Otago, New Zealand. As they say in Wanaka, ‘Life the way it should be’.
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