I was reminiscing this morning about a time in my life when I was doing what I loved. I'm not in that place these days. (My daughter is critically ill and she's in a horrific battle for the custody of her beautiful daughter. I need to be at her side.) I visualize a time when she and I will both get to lead the lives we love. Meanwhile, I sometimes relive those good times. Below is an excerpt from one of my postings called DELIVERING SCHOOL SUPPLIES. I was in a small village in Laos having traveled by bus for about three hours from Vientiane, the capital of Laos. I was delivering school uniforms, paper, pencils, books and sporting equipment.
When I was on that smothering hot, smelly bus, crammed full of sweaty travelers; our bodies jammed up against each other because there were too many people, I curled up in my tiny section of seat, wrapped my arms around my folded legs that acted as props for my chin, put my ear plugs in and turned on my IPod. To the sounds of Del Amietre and U2, I was inwardly smiling at the irony. I was miserable in the physical setting, but I was completely at peace and happy. I clearly remember thinking: "This is what I'm meant to do." I'm really good at coming up with creative ideas and making things happen. There I was in a foreign country and by asking around I found good people to assist me to pull it all together. Everyone has their special talent. Just figure out how what yours is and go for it. It changes your own life as much as those you're helping.
For full article with pictures go to DELIVERING SCHOOL SUPPLIES...
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I visited the Tiger Temple in Thailand & later found out it is under investigation for tiger trafficking and animal abuse. Read full story. In 2015 it was raided. More than 100 tigers and protected bird species in Wat Pa Luang Ta Bua, popularly known as the Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi province were impounded by authorities following complaints that the temple was alleged to engage in illegal wildlife trading.
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What greater atrocity is there on this planet than to sell a human life and brutally force him or her into a life in the sex trade or endless labor?
And how dare we abuse, kill and traffic animals in the name of profit... in the name of anything for any reason!