Saturday, April 18, 2009

quick thought...

(keizoku wa chikara nari).
don't give up. continue to hold on. 
perseverance after a setback is 
its own kind of strength...

japan has been amazing.
the people, the land, the culture.
lately, i've missed home 
& my loved ones.
loneliness has found 
a little nook in my soul.
a bit of bad news has 
shaken my happiness.

...but as soon as sorrow seems unbearable, 
something unexpectedly beautiful happens & lifts my spirits back up: 
today my precious student fell asleep on my lap & snuggled with me throughout an entire class.
at the supermarket, i was holding too many bags & an old woman helped me with my groceries.
i saw these gorgeous  origami tied to a bamboo post at a nearby shrine (photo).
yep, every thing's gonna be alright. 


♥♥♥♥♥ Sophia-Ls™® ♥♥♥♥♥ said...

your blog is so good

44 said...

nihonngo kuwashiidesune!!

Emilee said...

I LOVE this picture. Stunning.

Leslie said...

You are a beautiful person. I'm so glad I found your blog.

l.bell said...

thank you so much for reading! x

ann elise borchardt said...

leah, i love you so much! this is a perfect example of your beautiful attitude! i can only imagine how many lives you have touched during all of your adventures. you are truly wonderful and i miss you in my life more than you can fathom!