two posts in one day may seem like overkill… but i’m taking advantage of my roommate’s absence and her generosity.

accomplishing goals in life… it’s one of life’s great pleasures, methinks.

i remember the first time i ran after my knee surgery. we were in manhattan. Christmas day. i ran from grandma’s driveway to the end of the block. that was it. i couldn’t do anymore. but i almost cried. it was amazing.

i remember a little while later when i climbed stairs pain-free. it was like a party in my brain. five years ago or so… i still remember how it felt.

here, i have little fiestas in my brain daily. when i say something in spanish, then ask to be corrected, and i’m told i said it right. or when i go to a new place and can have a normal conversation with people i don’t know. the ones who are around me a lot understand my version of spanish, but when i can speak to new people and be understood and understand, i’m pretty much dancing on the inside.

what are some of your accomplishments? i don’t mean winning the nobel peace prize [though that doesn’t seem to be so difficult after all]. i mean those daily moments that make you stop and have a party; even if it is with yourself 🙂

i’d love to hear some!

from arequipa,
chandler ruth

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2 thoughts on “two posts in one day may seem like overkill… but i’m taking advantage of my roommate’s absence and her generosity.

  1. Today is the 27th. I know from facebook you had a good thanksgiving, You are amazing. I love reading about your “little parties” & all the things God has taught you. You serve an amazing God in so many special ways; You have here for lots of your 24 years & you will again as you return home once again. God has special plans for you wherever you are. Love, grandma

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