A wonderful team of 45 loving and giving Canadians joining with at least as many selfless, hardworking Dominicans to truly became a family last week. Together, we built 3 homes (a single family home, duplex and triplex), trained 9 men as mechanics, treated & educated hundreds of people with medical and dental ailments, launched an after school program for girls, and taught positive parenting courses and, most importantly, built deep relationships.
We can all get so busy with life here in North America. Running from activity to activity, ensuring our kids don’t get “bored”, hosting this event and that…a mainly self-serving busyness. Every time we go to the Dominican, I’m reminded to ask “what’s it all for?”.
I think Albert Einstein summed it up best when he said “only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile”. Our Dominican family consistently teaches us that life is about serving others, loving others, taking time to see the beauty in people and nature, and simply pausing to enjoy each moment.
If this sounds like a refreshing perspective on life, we’d love to have you join us on one of our upcoming trips. We will be returning to the Dominican May 15th – 23rd and October 23rd – November 1st.
Change a life. It will change yours.