My mother-in-law recently sent me this beautiful quotation ‘have a good cry, wash out your heart. If you keep it inside, it’ll tear you apart’. And it made me think of our project.
The tears we’ve cried this year alone make me realise that running a Community Project sure ain’t for sissies. They are tough on your heart. Tough on your emotions. Tough on your family. Tough on everyone involved. But through the tears there is growth and through growth there is understanding. It's a way of learning together and it restors our faith that we are on the right path. Sometimes we may veer off course, but by sticking together and finding the laughter through all the tears - we always find our way back home.
And that's when we feel tears of joy. Tears of happiness. And a sense of deep fulfilment that after nine years we've somehow beaten the odds and built a heartfelt community. Wow, now that's worth all the tears in China! LOL.