Taught to hate! I am home and the first thing I arrive to are headlines about nine people murdered by a white supremacist in Charleston. After being surrounded by so much peace, so much acceptance, so much love and faith, surrounded by people who are dealing with their own tragedy and devastation... today I return… Continue reading Nepal Trip ~ Day 59: I AM Home Safe and Sound!
People have know idea who we really are and what we have been through. Sometimes its hard to remember the good qualities we possess. "You never really know a man until you understand things from his point of view, until you climb into his skin and walk around in it." - I can't remember… Continue reading Nepal Trip ~ Day 58: A Kind Act!
My flight leaves soon. I am going home! It has been a long journey. I have said all my goodbyes. I will miss my team terribly. There were so many tears, so much laughter, so many stories, and so many memories I have made that will stay with me always. Now that I am… Continue reading Nepal Trip ~ Day 57: Going Home ~ Starting From ZERO!
Its not cute to be poor. Its less attractive to move in the world believing we are poor. There was a time I hated my life. I wanted something else. I wanted something more. I wanted another life! I wanted what someone else had. I was mad about others having the life I felt I… Continue reading Nepal Trip ~ Day 56: Poverty is NOT Humility!
Its official I leave in 3 days. Its time to go home. It is time to return to my life. I have been gone long enough. I have done all I came to do. I have provided help where I could. And now it is time! Today I am preparing for my long journey… Continue reading Nepal Trip ~ Day 55: When Help Comes! It is TIME!
When you wake up everyday grateful and happy to be alive your life transforms. When you give to others there is something beautiful that happens. Amazing things come to you. When your heart is open your blessings come back to you full force. For all the pain I have seen I can honestly say… Continue reading Nepal Trip ~ Day 54: Everyday I Wake
How do you recover from a tragedy? How do we heal the hurt? How do we rise from the ashes? How do you deal with a traumatic event? How do you handle a disaster that feels so heavy its like carrying a freight train in your arms? Beneath the ruble there are bodies that… Continue reading Nepal Trip ~ Day 53: How Do You Heal?
I wish I could do more! I wish I could give more! So many people have lost everything. People are in so much pain and feeling helpless, hopeless. At the same time I am overwhelmed and surprised by the amount of faith these people have. After having the walls completely crumble around them they… Continue reading Nepal Trip ~ Day 52: The Clothes Off Your Back!
It all starts with a tremor! The world feels like its about to end. The rumble of the universe and opening of the earth is unbelievable to experience. Today was devastating. What a difference a day makes. Just yesterday I was saying my goodbyes and was headed home. I was heading home to a meeting… Continue reading Nepal Trip ~ Day 51: When the ground opens up and swallows you whole!
Something is wrong. My body is responding to something and I can't really locate the source. My mind is on overdrive. In my dreams last night or this morning, I was running to cross the street and I was hit by several cars. It felt like my foot was barely grazed, yet my foot… Continue reading Nepal Trip ~ Day 50: Shame would have us believe…