Oh man i have missed you girlies! I have been in Mexico (or Flexico as Doug Vonsteeg calls it... he runs Ventana if any of you know what that is). I was there for a whole week with the high school group and it was amazing. I wasn't originally going to go but that's another blog for another day.
Anyways... being in a different culture, completely out of my element definately made me notice SOO many cultural differences. For example: (these are all generlizations just so you know... and i apologize if i offend anyone)
- They are in no hurry to go anywhere; this is why it is called Flexico... every time is an -ishy time. Americans= we are all go go go go go go go go go go go... I think you get the point =)
-They always have time to stop and say hello... even if you don't speak spanish very well. they even (dare i say it!) go out of there way to make you feel welcome! Americans= if they have some place to be then at that time, you are not a priority right then
- They are so grateful! When WE were supposed to be serving THEM, they wanted to serve us back in whatever way possible... it was such a reminder how greedy we as Americans can be. We feel entitled to everything and these people's attitude's really blessed me.
Needless to say, it was an amzing trip. I met so many people that impacted my life with their attitudes, their actions, their stories, and just how they lived their lives.
I am inspired to be the same.