Today, I finally decided to join WordPress’ Weekly Photo Challenge. I think it is not coincidental that this week’s theme is Thankful. As you have probably read on my 100th post, I am really grateful for 2012.
My passion for traveling went back this year and it is something that I should celebrate. I have been thinking of an image to translate such until I came across this photograph of this Cambodian kid while I was on the Floating Forest tour in Siem Reap last month.
The Floating Forest tour was interesting because aside from traversing a river that took us to a floating community that was teeming with mangroves, it introduced me to a lot of people, such as this kid, whose unwavering faith in life was just admirable.
There was poverty around her, yet it didn’t seem to matter to her. She gleefully waved at us and gave us the sweetest smile that somehow assured me life is good in spite of its flaws. This image of her also reinvigorates my belief that we should always keep the child in us, no matter what.
If you could only pack one thing when you travel, by all means, do not forget the kid in you. It saves the day. Always.
Love and light, everyone.
- Photograph taken with a Canon 550d.