Archive | August, 2013

Memories that Make me Smile

30 Aug

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October 10, 2006

Yesterday I fell asleep smiling. I thought about all the good things in Guatemala, all the people I met and the experience I had. The kiss from Josephine, the kind eyes of Hilme, hiking to the church with Fernando, the walk to the pick-up truck that takes me to the city, running through the coffee fields, playing soccer with the boys, swimming in the pool while it was raining.

 

The day that I watched the football game, and then went to a friend’s house, sat on the dirt floor and watched a Latin soap opera on a small T.V. It was that day that I truly felt a part of the community. Writing and reading by candle light while watching the windy rain. The huge lighting storm that happened on the 4th of July, and late night talks about life and love with Josephine and Hilme. Going to Carolina’s garden, and Rene’s humour and smile. 

 

I am so lucky to have all of these memories as Polaroid’s in my mind.

 

I hope they are well.

 

Truth is what I speak, love is where it comes from. 

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A Dream about Focusing on What Matters.

30 Aug

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October 10, 2006

I had a dream that I was climbing a tree and all these bugs were biting me so I couldn’t climb higher. I thought I had to get all of the bugs off me. But then I realized that it doesn’t matter about those bugs, I can still climb higher into the tree, I only have to ignore the bugs.

This dream made me realize that I believe there are things I have to take care of before I can become who I want to be. All these people I have to get approval from, all these tasks I have to do, when in reality, I can ignore them and live as I want to live.  I could become irritated by the bites, scratch them but this will only make the situation worse. I need to be conscious of where I focus my energy. I need to realize my anchors and my sails.