02.08.2013 20 °C
" I was on a train on a rainy day. The train was slowing down to pull into a station. For some reason I became intent on watching the raindrops on the window. Two separate drops, pushed by the wind, merged into one for a moment and then divided again- each carrying with it a part of the other. Simply by the momentary touching, neither was what it had been before. And as each one went on to touch other raindrops; it shared not only itself, but what it had gleaned from the other. I realized then that we never touch people so lightly that we do not leave a trace. Our state of being matters to those around us, so we need to become conscious of what we unintentionally share so we can learn to share with intention'.
I sit here briefly for a moment, taking a break from all the last minute packing to write a quick blog prior to taking off to Macau on Monday. I've had a chance to reflect upon my summer and I began to realize just how lucky I am to have so many caring and thoughtful people in my life that span across the world. Over this past month, I have had visits, phone calls, and packages from all across Canada and even Australia. People flying from Toronto for a few days of visiting, others driving 5+ hours just for the evening or weekend, and packages sent from Australia and camp filled with a lots of love. On top of that, I've had many great dinners with neighbours and family celebrating upcoming adventures....for all of you people, I am grateful!
The next adventure of life is just around the corner and I couldn't be more excited! Im sure it will be filled with challenges but challenges push you to grow. The administration and teachers from the school that I will be working at in Macao have been so welcoming, helpful, and overall amazing thus far in the process...Im excited to spend the school year with them!
I hope that you all will stay in touch with me over the next year or two! I'm very interested in staying up to date with all of your lives and will miss you all dearly. Thanks again for everyones support!
"Life begins at the end of your comfort zone".