Travel Photos – Catching Yourself in The Act of Becoming Something Good
At times the world can seem an unfriendly and sinister place, but believe us when we say that there is much more good in it than bad. All you have to do is look hard enough. And what might seem to be a series of unfortunate events may, in fact, be the first steps of a journey.” — Lemony Snicket A Series of Unfortunate Events
Some good advice about raising kids is “ catch them in the act of doing something good.” Most of us don’t feel good about ourselves all the time and we need to be reminded of things we have done. We don’t usually take photos when we are helping a friend or family member, creating something or facing our fears. Those are usually done without any fanfare but I found a few times where I’ve done these things ( though not the best photos) and I thought I would put them up as a reminder that change and becoming who you never thought you would be, is good.
Feeding kangaroos in Tasmania, Australia
Practicing English in Kyoto, Japan
Going On A Seaplane in Vancouver, Canada
Hiking near Bogota, Colombia
Making Jewelry in Toledo, Spain
Meditating in Bangkok, Thailand
Going on a hot air balloon ride over Cappadocia, Turkey
Buying fried crickets “chapulinas” for a snack in Oaxaca, Mexico
Driving in the Atacama Desert on unpaved roads for hours to get toI the salt flats of Northern Argentina 14,000 feet above sea level.
After school tutoring at 826LA
Ultimately the lesson is simple and powerful. If we are eager to create a world where people do their best, we need to highlight and celebrate when we face our fears, create something we are proud of and act with kindness.