“Life is a promise, fulfill it”…
Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is life, fight for it.”
― Mother Teresa
As I soak up every moment of my time here in Santa Teresa, I thought you might like these words by Mother Teresa as much as I do.
On Monday, I will fold my belongings into my rolling duffel (for what feels like the 700th time in 9 months) and make the 6-hour trek back to San Jose. I’m excited to meet a fellow adventurer and special breast cancer sister as well as to spend time understanding the landscape of cancer in Costa Rica before flying back to Vancouver on Wednesday.
But for now, I want to stay right here in beautiful Santa Teresa. I want to feel the squish of sand between my toes as I breathe in the the heady scent of salt and feel the humid waves of air on my skin. As I walk the shoreline, I’m sure memories from the past six months will intersperse with Mother Teresa’s words and my daydreams for the future.
Is there a line in the quote that resonates with you today? I’m torn between “Life is an adventure, dare it” and “Life is a promise, fulfill it”. I’d love to hear yours…