A Lesson in Real Humility

Wonderlful and touching……

Rewired and Retired in Nicaragua

“Life is a long lesson in humility.”
― J.M. Barrie

I was raised in the belief that one should always be humble, which I interpreted as being meek, never accepting a compliment, and certainly never acknowledging a gift or a talent one might have. But, this week, I learned that I have completely misunderstood this virtue.
Instead of an eyes cast down, submissive, weak, breast-beating virtue; I discovered within me an ability to take an honest appraisal of my abilities, and accept responsibility for the good and not-so-good things that I have done.

After the horrifying mud and rock slides that consumed the indigenous community of Los Ramos, I took a hard look at what I could do to help this community. What was I good at doing? What was I ridiculously silly at attempting to do?

I’m too old to be digging boulders out of their road. My Spanish…

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Care packages and many Hugs-The Ometepe Donations story continues…

Deb posted again to Facebook and I’m passing it on- boy, I would have loved to be there and given out some donations and a hug or two! Here are Deb’s

The families all lined up, Ever had a list of the families and checked off each name as they came by. The bags were all delivered within 30 minutes...every bag!!!

The families all lined up, Ever had a list of the families and checked off each name as they came by. The bags were all delivered within 30 minutes…every bag!!!

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 125 bags of supplies packed and waiting for the families to arrive at Ever's house.


125 bags of supplies packed and waiting for the families to arrive at Ever’s house.

This is what your donations bought for each family...plus clothes were added at the last minute. —

This is what your donations bought for each family…plus clothes were added at the last minute. —

 

When we arrived at Ever's house, the community was bagging all of the food and other things we bought yesterday. "Say pizza," I said. "Where's the pizza?" they responded

When we arrived at Ever’s house, the community was bagging all of the food and other things we bought yesterday. “Say pizza,” I said. “Where’s the pizza?” they responded

It was a hugging kind of day! 125 hugs received. The people were so loving and they are great huggers!

It was a hugging kind of day! 125 hugs received. The people were so loving and they are great huggers!

When we were getting ready to walk back up the hill, all the families had gathered in the church to give thanks. The music and singing followed us as we walked up the hill. I was so touched, all I could do was cry.

When we were getting ready to walk back up the hill, all the families had gathered in the church to give thanks. The music and singing followed us as we walked up the hill. I was so touched, all I could do was cry.

This family is heading home with their goodie bag. We still have $600 left to spend. I think maybe piglets and chickens will be our next purchase.

This family is heading home with their goodie bag. We still have $600 left to spend. I think maybe piglets and chickens will be our next purchase.