Top 10 Things I Am Thankful For in Haiti
The sounds of the children laughing
The slower pace that forces me to rest and read a book
Haitian food and the ladies who prepare it—seriously!
The Landcruiser truck Dad drives. Without it I’d be riding a moto over some treacherous roads!
Solar panels that provide steady electricity
Huge, fresh, ripe avocados
Sleeping for 9 hours and waking to the sounds of roosters and other creatures. Feeling the cool breeze on my skin when I wake
Water heated in the sun so that I can have a hot “shower.” It’s not really a shower. It’s dripping water over my skin. Turning the pipe off while I soap up and then turning it on again to rinse. But, it’s warm water, a true luxury here
Hugs and laughter from everyone I meet. We don’t speak the same language but smiles don’t require words
How much the people care about their work—locals, clergy, missionaries. Life is simple here, but it is hard. Volunteers are making a choice to be here. It matters. They matter. I matter