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Day 10~ March 10th~ Egypt

her smile~ Nubian desert~ Egypt

When ‘joy’ is able to attend you, life takes on a brilliant glow…

Imagine these simple moments of connection, when meeting some stranger’s eyes can cause you and them both to overflow with joy, with a contentment and a knowing that all is well and a great unexplainable happiness is present at the thought of meeting another human.

Joy, so difficult to come by in our day to day lives today, but so abundant in those places where people choose to live a simple and uncluttered life.

Even after 15 years, I can remember this face that glowed and radiated while the lady was trying patiently to tame her daughter’s unruly hair in a desert settlement in Nubia.

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Day Twenty Two, February 13, 2011

The driving force—Chinese worker

Today, another blistering cold day in Shanghai, I walked the streets with my friend Sabrina, who I am pushing to start her “365” project—soon it will work!

I love it when special things happen like meeting a stranger who smiles at you with all their heart, you talk (in this case with my limited mandarin and lots of giggles), and then an hour later you meet them again and they are still in the same bubbly mood and delighted to see you again.

Workers in China are the driving force of this emerging dragon nation. They are often very lively and fun to deal with. This one here made my day!