Taking Note In Central America
Greetings from Guatemala! While Ashley has been focused on planning from Washington, DC, I’ve been organizing along my journey through Central America. I’ve already had the pleasure of running through sky-high Mexico City parks, kicking up the sands of Mexico's Pacific beaches, and drifting through the first morning rays and fresh mountain air in the cloud forests and towns of Guatemala.
Gazing outward at such beautiful communities and friendly people, while looking inward at our goals for Run To Connect’s trans-America initiative, has been a pleasure. In this setting, it’s easy to see how interconnected and interdependent we are on one another. We grow as a community through one another’s achievements – failures and successes. Our net worth is valued not on how one of us experiences success but on how each of us interact together.
The world is getting smaller and there is still a lot we can learn from one another. It has never been easier to share the achievements or policies of one community with another. As I was reminded by this NPR article and my father, words and actions are more then print on a page or energy abound – they are the tools of inspiration and the backbone of success.
I’m looking forward to speaking with people in North-, Central-, and South- America about how they measure success, what their communities and public workers are doing well, and how we can share these achievements with one another. A special thank you to One World Futbol, who donated 'indestructible' soccer balls which we are giving out to kids like those in the photo above.
Run related items: we are currently looking for individuals or pairs of folks to join us by driving our support vehicle. Here's our timeline. We can’t do this without your help, so let us know if you have any interest in joining!
Gracias a todos!