Did I ever tell you the story about amelioration?
The mini version is … I came across the word, it is a very old word with a very simple definition – albeit, not always easily enlivened!!
Occupying a small space in the dictionary, these few terms explain the concept: “to make or become better; improve.”
It has become the cornerstone of my intentions, the keystone of my life’s arch and I have endeavored to incorporate it – nay, blend it – into the mix of all my days.
This addition to Gems via Thailand is offered in the hope and with the belief that, if we the people, of the planet pause to reflect on the perspectives of those making the same journey, we will all have a better trip.
Here are gifts from around the globe. If you would like to participate, please contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org
As Sammi often Tweets – “There is always an open door for those who wish to contribute. Once over the threshold, amelioration becomes animated.”
Taking in a deep breath before hitting the road to embark on a very long 18 hour journey by car was the easy part. My family set out on an adventure, one that had been accomplished many times years ago. For some reason, this time was much different; I had my own 4 year old child with me. (Lashuana’s journey continues …)
Welcome to Um Qais
I recall the journey as if it was yesterday. Actually, it was Mother’s Day in Jordan: Sunday, March 21, 2010. My family was up at the break of dawn. We set out on an adventure; ……….. (Hadel’s colorful recounting continues….)
Peter was drawn to this part of the world, as I was. I met him one day during a bus trip. He spent a year in Thailand teaching elementary school. That program end, he returned to the coast of Maine, but was soon back in South East Asia. He is presently orchestrating an important educational project for the country of Cambodia.
His musings, insights and observations are archived here.
She is a world traveler and regular contributor to this site.
Her adventures are archived here
Two Ways to Look at a Neighborhood
There is a cardinal singing in the tree across the street from where I live. Its song is competing with the sound of the wash machine ………….. (Cynthia drifts through a few personal reflections.)
Or our ever expanding international guest page *Global Perspectives*?
And ….. now there are “Post-lettes”
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