My daughter and I have been a little crankypants this summer. I decided we should work on a fun art project to snap us out of it. That's when I ran across thisDIY prayer flags project. I've been aware of Buddhist prayer flags, hippie dwellings on college campuses commonly fly them... But I didn't really understand their significance. Until I found this explanation: "Prayer flags are not just pretty pieces of colored cloth with funny writing on them. The ancient Buddhist prayers, mantras and powerful symbols displayed on them produce a spiritual vibration that is activated and carried by the wind across the countryside. All beings that are touched by the wind are uplifted and a little happier." I thought it was such a beautiful concept, and just the project we were looking for! I am planning to eventually move our prayer flags out into the backyard, but decided to spend some time with them in the living room first. Maybe a breeze from an open window can shake a little positivity loose inside our house.