همیشه و در هر شرایطی و مناسبتی شاد باش و شاد زندگی کن
دین تو انسانیت است بزرگ شو
و خودت انتخاب کن مسیر زندگیت ، دینت و راهت را
ولی هرگز از شاد زیستن دور نشو و آرزوی شاد بودن را برای همنوعت داشته باش .
امروز و هر روزت پر از جشن و شادی سرور باشد
و از غم و ماتم و عزا به دور باشی .
هیچ روزی لایق افسردن فرزندانمان نیست .
In the mountainous heights of northern Thailand, friendly faces are found in the most unlikely of places.
After losing half my body weight in sweat-drenched 4 hour hike through the rich forest, we stopped at a tiny community to catch our breath.
Though still in the Land of Smiles, I didn’t recognise any words they spoke between them. I mean, this could’ve been because my Thai language skills are mediocre at best, but it turns out they were communicating with a completely different tongue.
We were in a Karen settlement - an indigenous culture that can be found scattered in their millions around these hills and neighbouring Myanmar
Our guide led us around the village, showing us local farming methods, fascinating traditions and how to ‘harvest’ fire ants (tip: don’t try yourself - you will get bit)
Everyone we met was so smiley. Especially this guy, who jumped in front of the camera as soon as he saw me asking his grandfather for a photo. 😄