After a three-hour delay, the Compassion Guatemala bloggers are finally in flight from Dallas to Guatemala City. (I really love saying the word Guat-e-mala. It might just be my new favorite word.) I am traveling with new-in-real-life-but-instantly-familiar friends Lisa-Jo, Amanda, Dustin, Patricia and Shaun. And Keely who I have known for…months-that-feel-like-decades.
Here are a few random observations from today….
Technology is amazing. Our American flights today have had WiFi and power outlets. I remember when the air was the last frontier of disconnectivity. Fortunately (or maybe I should say unfortunately) those days are long gone.
The Pappasito’s in DFW is heavenly. There is no other adjective to describe it. How do they get their chips so thin? Their tortillas so fresh? Their salsa so tasty? And why does all other airport food pale in comparison?
Traveling makes me feel kind of icky. No matter how many times I wash my hands, no matter how much hand sanitizer I use, I still feel the overwhelming urge to take a long hot shower after a long day of travel. (The lingering smell of Keely and Shaun’s fajitas is certainly not helping the matter.)
We are all so wonderfully unique. Maybe it’s my Individualization (thank you Marcus Buckingham) kicking in but I can’t help but marvel at God’s unfathomable creativity as I get acquainted with the team and encounter unfamiliar stories, accents, and expressions.
This Compassion trip is going to blow my expectations out of the water. I think the only thing I can count on expecting is the UNEXPECTED.
Thank you for your prayers, support and encouragement. They are overwhelming in a marvelous, amazing, wonderful, glorious way. I appreciate each of you more than you will ever know.
What have you observed lately?