After Three Days In Mexico

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Three days ago we arrived at this beautiful area called Vicente Guerrero. As you can see in the picture, we have made great progress since we’ve arrived here. We finished assembling the walls, raising the roof and painting the bathrooms.Our first impression of being here is that of humbleness. This experience really puts our lifestyles into perspective and I must admit that I’m a little embarrassed to have complained for the things I’ve acquired in the past. There are so many lessons to be learned here. I have come with intentions to help these people, which we no doubt are accomplishing, but what I did not expect was to be so personally challenged myself.The children here are all incredible. For the first while, they were so shy they would giggle and run away at the sight of us. However, after playing some games and bribing them with so many capuchis (piggy-backs), we finally gained their trust and hugs. It was common to pick out rusted tuna cans and twisted wires from the roads where we were playing soccer. Surely, I have never appreciated the soft green grass we have back in Canada more then I do now.One question that I am wrestling with minute by minute is: “Do I really have to leave this place?”- A Humble Canadian

Author: LiveDifferent

Date: February 17th, 2010