I have been committed to contributing to the local community and learning as much as I can while here in Zambia. When you live in a first world country in a city environment there are so many restraints and so much negative press, loud music, advertisements on the road ways, commitments with family and friends (which I do love of course and miss) , traffic grrrr, housekeeping and shopping though here I have taken the time out to learn. Not only do we have to remember 38 guests names a night we have over 83staff, over 40 local valley residents and due to my mentoring at Mfuwe Day, daily exercising in the town and my general love of the Mfuwe community I have to recognise and try and remember 100’s of beautiful Mfuwe residents names and where I know them from. We meet people from all over the world and are continually learning new things everyday. I started a list of interesting words, phrases or even just something I learnt from meeting people who reside or originate from countries all over the world, Podcasts, streaming BBC every afternoon between shifts and reading a diverse range of books. I added to this list when I wanted to refer back to them in years to come.
Empowering people empowering you
Don’t allow a negative experience to effect your day
While money makes our life comfortable, it doesn’t make it rich. It’s the relationships we have with people that give meaning and richness to our lives.
Dare to dream , organise to deliver, work out what you are bad at and employ them
Every new challenge is a lesson
Everyday do a fun thing
Honouring our part of the contract
Interference and influence
Some people just see the world differently to you
USAID United States Agency for International Development they do so much for Zambia!
Freedom of speech
rhetoric – learnt this one today! August 10, 2017…I love learning
Powerful and penetrated
Liberating – this is one of my favourite words as it explains our experience in Zambia perfectly
telomeres cells , they divide and reproduce which adds 9 years expectancy to your life. (short cellular is aging) Running and fast heart rate exercise is proven statistically to length your life expectancy. Sadly it doesn’t help me spell any better!!
Hananiah Prophet of God “forgiveness” – Hananiah is the Minster at Harold’s Apostolic Church in Mfuwe who I see on a regular basis when I do my sprints. Hananiah works at Mfuwe Lodge where Jamie and I go for a cup of tea and a beer on our day off to reflect and have some private time looking out of the bush.
Passion and ability
We made a difference
spectacular of movement and colour
lepidopterology studies butterflies
A lot of factors contributed to the outcome
Important to explain the outcomes and how you arrived at them
Carmine – a vivid crimson
Crimson – a deep purple
Status of prosperity
Kaleidoscope of emotions
David George Haskell podcast ABC 14 Dec 2017 wow I loved this one! what I learnt:
As humans we all belong to the community of life, we all contribute to the existence of future lives and need to acknowledge the impact we have on future generations of humans, animals ,plant life, water eg wastage use of plastic, destruction of habitats, hunting for pleasure and more and more….
purity of nature and wildlife
We are made from relationships
thanks for yet another great podcast ABC!!
Opening my mind to the senses to the sounds around you not just the loudest sound around you. the city does not allow you to do this. In the bush you are more patient , you hear the smaller birds, monkeys, wind crackling in the leaves, rain falling.
Over the past few months I have added a new words, I refer back to them and have introduced them when in my writing and speaking. It has been a majestic experience lol!!!