A Thankful Post, inspired to post by a woman I admire greatly: Good news, I have a car and don’t need to take the bus. Not-so-good news, my air-conditioning went out. Good news, I have a Kia with a 10-year warranty. Not-so-good news, warranty doesn’t cover air-conditioning. Not-so good news, it’s going to cost me $500 dollars. Good news, I’ve been building my savings and can afford to get it fixed WITHOUT using a credit card. Good news, I have a nice comfortable chair to wait in and vacation time at work so I’m still getting paid. More good news, they have free Wi-fi, free popcorn and free bottled water. More good news, LIFE IS GOOD AND I AM FABULOUS! (And so are YOU!)
With the help of amazing individuals around the world, I raised the funds to teach art therapy in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda. It was true blessing to paint with over 800 former child soldiers, recently freed slaves and children born in captivity! I am in awe of these beautiful souls who emerged from adversity, touched a paint brush for the first time in their lives and painted their voice of freedom!
I am a Rotary International member and serve on the Foreign Exchange Student committee. I interviewed a prospective host family yesterday and will interview a second family today. International exchange programs make our world a better place. By rubbing elbows with someone from another country, our world view expands and our circle of love widens. This can only be good.
While vacationing near Jaco, Costa Rica, from USA, we took a fabulous Waterfall Tour. On our hike to the waterfalls, we saw Spider Monkeys, Poison Dart Frogs, various types of wild mushrooms and other rain foresty things. The guide was informative and helpful. Anyway, on the way back the van broke down and we had to switch vans. In the transition, I left my shoes in the vehicle and didn’t realize I didn’t have them until I packed to fly home. The owner is having his wife bring them to the US on her trip next week, where she will ship them to me. He believes this is the fastest and cheapest way to get them to me. I applaud the owner and his wife for going the extra mile (or several thousands of miles) to help out. Very kind of them.
This was such a wonderful, unintended gift. We were on a late afternoon walk and from a distance could here loud music and see a bunch of girls having so much fun dancing in the beach parking lot. it made us so happy to see them having so much fun. I asked to take a picture. they asked us to join the dance.