on my mary way mondays
“You don’t have to be rich to travel well.”
– Eugene Fodor
On that note, check out this song that I have been bumpin' to lately.
where in the world is she now
Rocking (aka working) around the clock in Thailand! What an experience this has been thus far. The team here is just a dream and I am thriving despite constantly dripping in sweat.
all in a days work
If you told me a year ago that I would be paid to help enhance the lives students and people around the world through service learning, I would have never thought it was possible. Now I find myself literally pinching myself to make sure I am awake, as I do just that.
This week began our service project at House of Blessing, a Children's home just outside of Chaing Mai. This home to nearly 150 displaced and orphaned children is absolutely beautiful. We quickly found that the students and staff there were going to equally impact us, as us them. As a team, we have been building and beautifying the playground and clothes washing area on the property.
What I appreciate most about House of Blessing is the focus they put on learning. Of the many children at home, only a few are seriously without family. Most however, are welcomed to stay at the home to gain access to education that is unavailable to them otherwise. The goal for all students is to complete the schooling necessary to attend a university. While the organization is constantly struggling to find the funding to support those students who do wish to attend university, it is clearly a priority not taken lightly.
it takes two
How many followers do you have? You know the ones that like you instagrams or react to your Facebook statuses. How many people do you choose to follow? After watching this Ted Talk about how to start a movement, I realized just how important it is to carefully select who you choose to support, because whether you know it or not, others are also following you!
mantra of the week
I am motivated.
This week focus on what inspires you. On what motivates you. I have found that I am motivated by the resilience and drive of those around me. So this week I aim to surround myself with people who will motivate me to be the best version of me!
I am motivated!
That's all for now buds. Stay tuned for more in the mind of Mary.
Peace be the Journey,
on my mary way