Thursday, January 10, 2008
I'm spending the day and evening in Manhattan meeting with some friends from Zimbabwe and talking with some folks from our incredible volunteer team.
As I sit in Bryant Park at 42W and the Avenue of Americas watching people ice skate and sip hot chocolate all around me, I am feeling so far away from friends in Africa.
Just had a long conversation with a NYC Police Officer. We talked about laptops, security in the park, entertainment schedule for the year, and he vented about Comp USA closing down their stores. By conversation, I mean I just listened. :) He had passed me 15 minutes ago and looked like he wanted to talk. This time, we talked.
That was a fun reminder of life in Africa. Meeting people along the way and becoming friends. No rushing. Just fellowshipping.
I really just wanted to write and say that I LOVE PEOPLE! I love meeting new people and catching up with old friends. Thanks to all of you for being a friend and sharing the stories our friends in Africa have to share with us.
Today, if you get the chance, make someone's day - by listening or buying a cup of hot chocolate for a stranger in line. My break in Bryant Park reminded me that the world is alive with people looking for a friend. I am thankful to be alive and well in NYC.
All the best,
PS Picture from Bryant Park's website. Check out the fun.
Written by Ryan - ForgottenVoices.org at 1/10/2008 02:20:00 PM