We had another wonderful day in New Zealand. I really love the time we are spending here. One of the things we did yesterday was to visit a living Maori village that used geothermic pools to bathe in and to cook their food. We had a young man give us a tour to explain the way life works and some of the history behind how they do the things they do to survive and thrive.
At the end of the tour he left us with the message he felt was most important about life that came from his people. The message was 'people people people'. I was kind of amazed to be honest. Being surrounded by such beauty in nature and being faced with a simpler but harsher life that the most relevant thing was people. Intriguing...
Then my nephew asked us all what activity we think we liked the best of all the things we did. We pondered and thought, then two of the five of us actually chose something I didn't even think we had on our list of activities to choose. They chose playing the board game we had taken along for something to do in the evening. How interesting!
It occurred to me that the board game activity was a time when we all laughed, acted silly, and strengthened the bond we have with each other. People people people. It made me think that the most important thing really is people. I probably think so lots of times, but in a world filled with so much natural beauty, it feels extra special to value the people you are with.
I know, it's another schmoopy post by Janet, but I can't help it sometimes. I do love you, all you people that I know. You have such beautiful inside bits, I feel so happy to know you.