Lunes, 12 Augusto 2019

“You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one.” 
― John Lennon. 

We learned lots about hope at the migrant shelters today, and how you can still be hopeful despite being in a terrible situation with almost nothing. We met many amazing people at the migrant shelter, one being named Michael. Michael was among the few people in the shelter who also spoke English. Michael seemed very optimistic the entire time despite knowing that it would be a long time until he was allowed to legally enter the country. He is a very genuine, compassionate, and humble person who you could tell cares a lot about the family they have at the migrant shelter. Michael was very welcoming and although he said he is anti-social, he made us feel very comfortable by speaking in English, despite it not being his native language. There were many people similar to Michael and the kids were one other group that gave us hope. Like Michael, despite having almost nothing, the kids were still running around, having fun, and just being normal kids. They just seemed happy in one of the most unfortunate situations. They taught us a lot.