Sunday, April 16, 2017

Reflections from Mexico - Brock

Having the opportunity to go down to Hogar de Amor and help these kids and the caregivers has been life changing. There is so much to be learned from the kids down there. A lot of them come from very tragic backgrounds and have dealt with a lot. It’s amazing to see how happy they are even though life has been hard on them and they don’t have a lot. My dad has always quoted a poem by Ella Wheeler Wilcox which goes like this
“One ship sails East,
And another West,
By the self-same winds that blow,
Tis the set of the sails
And not the gales,
That tells the way we go.

Like the winds of the sea
Are the waves of time,
As we journey along through life,
Tis the set of the soul,
That determines the goal,
And not the calm or the strife.”

These kids have an amazing ability to recognize and find joy in what they do have. Life has already given them plenty of reasons to quit and feel sorry for themselves but they choose to make the best of it instead. These kids taught me how to forgot about the gales and strife in my life and how to find happiness in what I have now.

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