day 4: 39th anniversary adventure - A new found understanding for those who have to live out of their vehicles

Dec 30, 2019

By Vivian Padua

Our Final Day! I'm thankful to be going home. Still didn't sleep well. Woke up coughing and having to clear my throat. I know that I'm not cut out for this. It is the most challenging thing I've experienced so far in my life. Facilitated a webinar while in front of the beach. Went to this nice little beach that was right next to the bathroom we brushed our teeth at. As we were getting out of the van we both saw an African American Elder man washing his clothes and towels at the rinse station. We knew we would offer our extra water, coconut water and mangos to him. We understood, if only a little, his challenges. We went to the ocean for our last time and got to stay there for 45 minutes before heading to the airport. This experience has taught me to:

Be kind.

Be flexible.

Live in the moment.

Be understanding and compassionate - everyone is a human being.

Be thankful for the love of family and friends.

Treasure all of the moments life brings you.