Things I hope to bring back

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August 13th 2010
Published: May 9th 2012EDIT THIS ENTRY

So I've made a list of things I like about Africa that I hope to bring back to the United States:

Vocabulary words: "Hamnashida"-without worry, the actual correct phrase of hakuna matata from the Lion King. "Pole"-sorry about something that happened to you. "Samahani"-sorry I did something.

The strong sense of family and community.


Thankfulness and graciousness.

Greeting people on the street.

Holding hands more.

It's crazy how everything happens for a reason and it is all inter-related. Before I left I found a picture of Jesus laying face-up in a gutter. Mom said to bring him along, so I did! And now I'm surrounded with two of the most religious people I know, Kaitlin and Mama Mary. It all coincides perfectly.

**After I returned from Africa, my mom had told me that my sister, Allison, had found the same picture of Jesus also in a gutter and had held onto it.


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