Being Happy No Matter What

I saw this video on Facebook today by BC Serna and I was deeply moved. This video may have been filmed in Africa, but it totally portrays the people here in Mexico. I am so grateful to be surrounded by people who live in the moment and find joy in the little things. There is not a lot of money here, but people are always smiling and willing to help you with whatever you need. They give you whatever they can, even if it is the little food they have.

This reminds me of a time last summer when I had the opportunity to go on an excursion in Cuetzalan with my Pachuca girls. We climbed up and down a huge mountain, explored caves, took a mud bath, enjoyed waterfalls, and swam in the rivers. It was one of my favorite moments in Mexico last summer. When were done with our adventure we were invited to eat with the guide’s family. They fed us the food they had made for their family for comida (the main meal of the day in Mexico). Our guide led us into his one room house with dirt floors. They had two beds, a TV, a table, and a small corner to cook in. I was so inspired by this family. They gave what they had and welcomed four strangers into their home.

Happiness is all around us. Living in the present moment brings happiness. As does serving others. There are many lessons to learn from those who have next to nothing. I know I am definitely learning from them. They are so kind and humble. So charitable, and yes, they are so happy.

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