Category Archives: Things I’ve Learned

Should I help? How? How much?

My husband Grant has written some great thoughts about how to help people when you live in a place that can overwhelm you with need – a place like Mexico, a place like our neighborhood.   I think he nailed it!  … Continue reading

Posted in Things I've Learned, Uncategorized, Volunteering in Mexico | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

My One Word for 2018

This country has stolen my heart – and when a heart becomes connected to a person or a place or a cause it means there is the potential for that heart to be broken.  To be busted wide open.   When … Continue reading

Posted in Things I've Learned, Uncategorized, Volunteering in Mexico | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

Who Cares if it’s a Square?

Today is Friday -the final day of our Monday, Wednesday, Friday English class schedule.   On each of those days we teach 3 classes to the children of Manos de Amor Casa Hogar.   These children are living at Casa Hogar because … Continue reading

Posted in Our Life Here, Things I've Learned, Uncategorized, Volunteering in Mexico | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Update – This week’s flyers

You thought I was exaggerating didn’t you?  Here are some pictures of the flyers delivered to our house in the last couple of days: On the truck windshield: On the car windshield right in front of the door: Taped to … Continue reading

Posted in Challenges & Frustrations, Our Life Here, Things I've Learned, Uncategorized | Tagged | 5 Comments

What I’ve Learned …. So Far….

It was 2 years ago this month that we rented our house and began our move here to Bucerias.  Last September we moved our first big load of belongings here and really settled in.  It is our Mexico Anniversary month.  … Continue reading

Posted in Our Life Here, Things I've Learned, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 9 Comments

Old Folks for the Win!

As we continue to settle into our daily lives here in Mexico, there are many familiar habits that have changed.  Some of these changes are good – some still need some adjustment.  We have grudgingly accepted that we cannot live … Continue reading

Posted in Our Life Here, Things I've Learned, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Be Bold – Daniela is my ‘WHY’….

2017 is almost ½ over – unbelievable!  I told you about my words for the year “Be Bold”.  I have thought of those words often and they have given me courage many times.   I tend to analyze decisions – a … Continue reading

Posted in Our Life Here, Things I've Learned, Uncategorized, Volunteering in Mexico | Leave a comment