Friday, September 11, 2009

Learning to help

That is perhaps the biggest lesson we’ll learn hear as PCVs. And my guess is that it will involve the following:
Love yourself
Love your neighbors
Love your work

Part of this, as we’re beginning to realize, is that we need to take care of ourselves in order to be able to help others. That seems simple and obvious, but it becomes challenging with you buy healthy food for yourself but can’t for others; or when it involves hiding in your room to snack on something with extra vitamins and protein since your diet is often lacking in certain nutrients. I’m sure, with time, we’ll all find a healthy balance of ways to maintain our health while helping others improve theirs – as we do the same for loving our work while taking care of ourselves, too.

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