Tuesday Feb 23rd

Thought for the day “Make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy; … grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console; to be understood, as to understand; to be loved, as to love.
… it is in giving that we receive.

submitted by Jim

We woke up to another beautiful day. Enjoyed the poem that Jim shared for the “thought of the day.” I worked some more on updating the CASEM members’ profiles for the book in the store that tells customers more about who made the items they’re buying. I talked to Edith, who started at CASEM when she was 17 so she wouldn’t always have to ask her parents for money. Also wrote up more of the “interviews” from the day before. The rest of the team seemed to be making great progress smoothing down the sticks to be used for chair legs. I heard a lot of laughing and talking in a mixture of English and Spanish. We had another lovely home-cooked lunch at CASEM, with a very artistically arranged salad. Also took a pretty walk up towards Monteverde to take Catalina (Neri’s granddaughter) to her Quaker school. We stopped at the cheese factory to pick up some delicious mint chocolate chip ice cream – que rico!
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