Two in Thailand

After raising three children and watching them graduate from college, Bob and Carol decided to leave the educational field and pursue a dream that had been put on hold for 35 years (since graduationg from the University of Northern Iowa). "Two in Thailand" is the journal dedicated to that dream - to serve in the Peace Corps. This is a personal blog. The opinions expressed within do not necessarily represent the views of the Peace Corps or the United States Government.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Village House

This is a house in our village. There is another house to the right. These are located on the street next to us. Approximately 40% of the houses in our village are similar to this one. Next time you complain about the size of your house or the lack of amenities it has, take a look at this house and count your blessings. The ironic thing is that these people are happy! Being happy is a state of mind and not inherent on how many possessions you have. We have to keep reminding ourselves of that, too. It is a lesson we hope we can take back to the U.S. with us.


At 5:48 PM, Blogger MJ said...

Ain't that the truth!!! A good lesson to all of us!

At 4:25 PM, Blogger matt said...

Wow, that really does give us perspective


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