Thursday, December 09, 2004

Yay for our team! Did I tell how much I love this team. Its awesome. And I just hope we all can go there...It is really hard to cobble up a team that is so different and yet meshes so well together.
This team is really strong and I feel that it is my responsibility to do all that I can and all that is expected from me to help our team go there in its original avatar. Everyone who was originally selected - no one left behind.

Good luck to all of us who have been facing some or other problems. With God's grace, all the problems that are being faced will get resolved before the next semester begins :). If not, we will still work on 'em and make sure they get resolved. Good luck to all and Merry Christmas.


P.S. I think our stuff for the bazaar is coming along really well. Good luck and thanks to everyone.


At 12/10/2004 10:14 AM, Blogger Dr. Lisa said...

Hello to my friends on the Dream Team. This is a message for everyone, but especially Lauren. A very wise mentor of mine once said that people struggle the most right before they make a change. I have found this to be true in my own life. If I am stuggling mightily with something, I have learned that I am probably standing right on the edge of that precipice, ready to go, but scared to jump. It is the few moments of uncertainty when we "hang" between one old way of being and a new, more evolved one that are the most frightening. So I try to just let go and jump. Your faith will carry you over every time. And once you get over to a new way of thinking/being, you won't even remember why you stood teetering on the edge for so long. So we all need to help others in our lives to "come with us" on our mission to warm hearts and heal through loving interactions- our own and all those we encounter. If there is someone in your life who is scared for you, my hope is that you will consider this a sacred moment. One in which you have, as always, a choice. The choice of leaving that person to face their own fears or to reach across and help them over. It might not happen today, tomorrow or even this trip. But you have been given many missions by way of this opporunity to go to Vietman. Don't underestimated the power of any of them. Take care and keep talking. It is through loving dialogue that change will happen and we will all be the better for it.

Dr. Lisa

At 12/12/2004 3:47 PM, Blogger Kumar said...

Oh what an insightful thought Dr. Lisa. I agree with what you have said. Before I was about to come to America, my mom was scared about me leaving them and coming here, especially since I am the only child. But we as a family helped her come over that by talking with each other and it took a lot of support from my dad, who also convinced her that it would be good for me. It was hard for her for several weeks even after I was here, but today my mom is proud of what I have become as a result of my experiences here.


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