A quick post on the recents of past week :
The weather is quite warm and we haven’t been out as much as before, just more of going to check on things and get some things. We even have had to cut back a bit on our Sunset walkabouts, not going as much as before. We are so tanned it’s unbelievable haha. But winter is coming soon here, I think (hope) and with the weather cooler, we can do all of that again :))
Past weeks happenings:
We invited the StreetKids for lunch at the place we were staying in & they had loads fun & hung out in d flat … all smiles. ❤️
Went to the ROHINGYA huts on the secluded beach of Inani to give out some gifts for the children there.
Work on the Cookhouse is looking good and should be completed soon (keeping in mind “This is Bangladesh” :))
Went to the market again to buy the things to cook for the Orphans. 🙂
Both Andrew and me we feel really blessed that we have been able to be here and reach out and experience it all n to help. Things we get to experience in person here have been real good eye openers, how it’s like to live in another’s place to see what they see and to experience it for yourself.
And many times the people and experiences here teaches us, more so than the other way around; even with the kids… #humbled
Many people have reached out, some of our own friends, family and sometimes through friends of friends, people from the network, all help out and make all this happen too. It’s just been amazing. 🙏
Funny how people’s Life’s journeys are, be it intricate, delicate … the tangled weave of life; but everyone plays a part. Trust that there is a role each of us have in this world, in this life.
Sometimes cocooned inside our private dramas we often don’t realize life beyond us rolling.
So some stay, some go, some cross oceans, some stand in place of-or for others, filling gaps,… there’s always a place in one’s life in the grand scheme of things; it may not be smooth but trust that’s exactly where you need to be.
Choices and sometimes breaking out from the norm and sometimes it really can’t be explained just how life unfolds, personal journeys and we seek to fulfill what feels good for the soul, our own life’s path. Some at junctions of their lives where the pursuit for monies and riches and material things are not what we seek anymore in what others define as happiness but a journey within too.
I feel and so does Andrew that there are people who don’t get why we do what we do, and why we journeyed out of the comfort zones of our own lives to do something, to fill the need, to fill the void, why we seek outward and do what we do; that which not many people have taken the time to reflect and understand why this.
Like the good, we take in the bad too, criticisms and put downs, well to be expected I guess; human nature that even if u stay n do or don’t do, you’d get criticized any which way, it’s all part of life.
Both of us feel this is what we need to do in our lives, break away from the exhausting, constant race & monotony and slow down, to find our purpose, to reach in, reach out, teach, share, give;..
That’s the thing with personal journeys, life’s path differ from one to another. Probably not all people will get it no matter how you try to explain and sometimes you have to make peace with that coz it does boil down to you yourself and it may not make sense to others but suffice that it makes sense to you. #acceptance
It has been a roller coaster ride but we are so thankful too and important that we have each other, someone who shares the same likeness and passion, that while doing what we do we, can share that with the other and turn and say “holy shit” or “how Epic is that?” and that in itself feels good and makes it even more fulfilling.
~ Liz & Andrew ❤️
“Each of our lives’ is a separate and precious journey. No matter how happy, sad, painful, tragic or confusing it may by, it is unique and beautiful. No matter if we hurt others or if we ourselves were hurt, it happened and it is part of our story.
More than genetics, money or education, it is our journey who defines who we are. It defines what kind of person you are. Not the experiences you encountered nor the happy or traumatic events you may have endured. But rather how we dealt with those events and how we continue to deal with those events; when we evaluate ourselves and how we treat others.
Your journey is part of your story. But it is not the complete story of who and how you are. You, a soul, a spirit, who has traveled through this life and along the way; you learned and gathered bits and pieces from here and there. And you, yourself, have woven together yourself. And that is who you are today. You define… you.
So keep weaving. You are not finished yet. It is never to late to define who you are.”
And most of all… Make the best out of everything. Use your weakness to spur on your strength, life maybe muddled now but it will settle. Hold on to the faith. Keep keeping on.
~ Liz ❤️