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Since being in Mexico the weather has been somewhat challenging and the TV at my sister house has been on much more than I ever watch at home. My father, who is also here, loves to watch the news on a regular basis. I have had the opportunity to get up to date on many world events I may not otherwise had the time to watch. One of those event is the one year anniversary of the devastation which happened in Haiti. The good news is the stories have been inspiring and encouraging of a country that is slowly recovering and rebuilding a better place.
One of these such stories interviewed a national ambassador to Haiti. The news cast evolved around a tented city where many Haitians now called homed. It was not a shanti town as you might expect it to be filled with hungry people and destitute. It was well organized and the people that lived there had the services they needed to survive. The Ambassador explained that many of the people that lived in this tented area now lived better than they once did and the infrastructure to rebuild the city was slowly coming together to not bring Haiti back to where it was before the quake but to rebuild a better country that could thrive and help it’s people.
One other inspiring feature was a soccer club. This was a unique soccer club as the men playing had all lost a limb during the earthquake. They now had the ability to play soccer due to the services and help they received from the world has made it all possible. Thousands of people lost limbs during the earthquake but since the world stepped up to help they are getting not only getting basic help but remarkable help with prosthetics, therapy and medical support so they are able to live well.
Once again something has come up in our day here in Mexico that became the GIVE of the day. It was meant as a opportunity for my son to see some local sea life and turned into a donation instead.
GIVE 108 / DAY 108
The weather on my vacation has been somewhat challenging at times as a north wind has brought some cooler temperatures and clouds. This also means it’s a great opportunity to go see some sights we may not otherwise would visit as the beach and waves would keep us close to home.
We headed to a place called Puerto Aventuras. This isn’t the type of place I would normally visit on a vacation but with a 3 year old and cool rainy weather entertainment is key. This resort / adventure club features dolphins, sea lions and manatees. The have shows to see and if you want to spend “mucho pesos” you can swim with them, pet their tummies, get a photo as they kiss you and even feed them. For many it is a great adventure and a once in a life time experience.
This GIVE pulled on my heart strings as I am a mother of a young child. We actually happen to be in Mexico visiting my parents and whenever I travel – which has been a lot with my son over the past 3 years – there is one thing we always bring. Nicolas’ baby blanket. It is soft, cozy and no matter where we go he can wrap himself up in it and it gives him a sense of home.
What if you were a Mother somewhere in this world that couldn’t even provide something as simple as warm a a blanket to keep you newborn baby warm? I’m hoping today’s GIVE has helped one Mom somewhere in the world keep her child warm.
Day 105 / Give 105
Plan Canada has a goal we can all relate to. They want to end poverty around the world. They are one of the world’s oldest and largest development agencies. One of the things I like about Plan Canada is they want to create sustainable long lasting solutions to poverty. Here is a quote from their site: