THAILAND WAS EVERYTHING I HAD HOPED FOR AND MORE!
Read on below to hear about one of the most important goals I've ever accomplished! (:
I was able to achieve my biggest goal plus more during this trip. My dream was to feed the people of the village I grew up in someday.
I pitched my ideas to my Thai family, and honestly, I was afraid to do it because I knew we'd never done it together. I've never done it on my Thailand trips because I somehow thought it'd be more difficult.
To my surprise, they were all quietly and eagerly waiting to board because they initially intensely listened to my ideas and nodded. LOL...
Maybe I've been too Americanized, or maybe it's been too long since I connected with them at this level. I thought ok, I would not bother them as they are busy with work and family life.
I told myself, rain or shine, alone or not, I would do this project/dream/goal.
To my shock, everyone and everything quietly came together to make it happen. I was blown away and beyond humbled and grateful that it came together seamlessly!
All of my family members, 12 of them, took part and knew what I needed to do without micromanaging a thing.
Not only did my immediate Thai family help, but my cousins, neighbors, and even a Facebook friend came in, pitched in, and we all walked around the village distributing goods, food, and a small gift for the elderly and those in high need.
Lists were made, numbers were counted, and food and drinks were prepped and shopped for. All the details we met, and we had the most beautiful time giving, sharing, bonding, laughing, crying, and joking around with each other.
Neighbors came to help cook, clean, prep food for delivery, wash dishes, and eat.
We had 20 families we helped out, and then we had enough food to feed the entire village. We invited everyone and anyone we saw to come by to eat or grab food to go.
A bigger surprise: we even had enough food to feed more people the next 2 days!
My heart was and is full. Full of gratitude, love, and joy for such an amazing experience. I wish I had done it sooner!
For now, I know this. It will not be the last time I'm going to feed the people of my village, knowing how doable and heartwarming it was.