I feel like I have been showered with so much kindness lately!
I went biking this morning and was greeted with so many “hola”s and “Feliz Año”s and “Buen Dia”s. Two cars followed me through a couple high traffic areas with their flashers on to keep me safe. Countless cars waited as I crossed intersections, or stayed behind until there was room to pass me in the other lane. The guys at the veggie markets lit up with smiles when I came in and sent greetings home to Joel. A working guy biked with me and chatted for a few blocks until he reached his turn off. People tried to explain what it is like living in a Latin culture, but I think until you have experienced it you aren’t going to “get it”. It’s a whole different way of living and relating. You feel acknowledged, respected, and valued even by total strangers in the street.
Then, there were the many responses to my blog post yesterday in the comments, on Facebook, and in emails. It was such an outpouring of support, understanding, kindness, and compassion. I have the very best friends and blog followers! People have taken the time to write, to research and share information, and to reach out to me with such big hearts.
I just had to write a few words today to express how much I appreciate everyone who has been so kind to me. I feel very blessed. Thank you all.