I am Sophy. I love to travel and write poems. Sometimes I say wise things and I try to post them here.
How to gift after an exhausting year
Instead of wanting more, this year has taught me to be more thankful for what I already have. This year is now coming to a close and no matter what holiday is coming up on your calendar, we can all benefit from a more sincere gift this year.
Quarantine diary: South Korea
The current date is August 18, 2020 and I am on my 12th day of my 14 day mandatory quarantine in South Korea. The procedure
A nice day for love
A nice day for love Could be everyday If you can turn your head and see it every way A nice summer rain Nice love can show in many a thing
The story of God
Learning what God means to others Each episode introduces about 2 religions and their views of God. I still remember the episode when Morgan went to Minnesota to meet the newest reincarnation of the Tibetan leader Takshem Lama. I did not even know the reincarnate existed, yet alone lived in America. The boy is only about 13 years old now, but his story amazed me along with many others. This boy goes to school like any normal kid, but when he gets home, he studies scriptures, ancient Tibetan language, and prayers for hours. He will even have to leave his parents one day to study at a temple so he may take his place as the Takshem Lama's 8th reincarnate. The sheer devotion that him and his family showed for this purpose was stunning to me. They pour their soul into training their son for becoming a spiritual leader, and he too takes on an amount of responsibility that many adults do not. While watching this family, and the many others I had a new meaning for God emerging.
Youth and Racism
"It's a privilege to learn about racism instead of experiencing it your whole life" Growing up in an area such as Atlanta gives you the opportunity to grow up surrounded by different races and cultures, as now much of the world’s cities do. Only when I grew older would I realize that the small fact that coexisting would be so hard for a large portion of the population.
My cats changed my life
I Grew up in a house that always had pets of many species. The classic dog and cat moments of course, but my early memories of pets were Cockatiel birds, love birds, fancy rats, and even bearded dragons. All of them were lovely but overtime my cats have become an integral part of my everyday life. You can keep up with my cats on our Instagram, @Miauparty !
Flashback and cheer up
Remember life a few months ago? We still had stressors and problems, yet many of us ‘miss’ our life from a few months ago. Going to work, coming home from school, all those tedious daily endeavors now seem precious. Many of us have now lost our jobs, and stress seems to have no end. Now that we all share a common problem, it becomes clear we all still have work to do, together. But something we all need now is to flashback and remember the joy we had.
Why me and my friends are planning a trip to Laos 2 years in advance
Living in a small town in Georgia always plagued me with the thought that I would never live beyond small town life. But when I got a job at a local Thai restaurant my eyes were opened to quite a few things.