Saturday, October 12, 2013

Volunteer Vacation in Tanzania - Saturday, October 12, 2013

The Ocean View in Dar es Salaam
We met for breakfast and started our journey to Iringa.  We were also joined by Edward’s brother-in-law and a doctor.  Along the way, we stopped for a delicious lunch and snapped pictures of the scenic roads, giraffes, baboons, and deer.  Tanzania has the most beautiful trees that I have ever seen.  Each is unique, elegant, and displays a strong foundation, just like the people and culture of Tanzania.  So far, Tanzania has felt vivid, colorful, diverse, vibrant, friendly, and most of all homely.  I think like the trees of Tanzania, the people here have the kind of beauty, elegance, and strength which makes you feel warm, safe, and welcomed right away.  I hope in the next few weeks I can be of some assistance to our gracious hosts.  Moreover, I’m looking forward to developing long lasting relationships with the friends I make here.  After all, as Edward beautifully reminded us, “we are one.”

 “Not all of us can do great things.  But we can do small things with great love.”
   –Mother Theresa

 “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass… It is about learning to dance in the rain.”

            -Vivian Greene

“If you wish to experience peace, provide peace for another.”

            - Dalai Lama