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Love in the Andes

Sometimes we should express our gratitude for the small and simple things like the scent of the rain, the taste of your favorite food, or the sound of a loved one’s voice."

Ernerstina, an alpaca shepherd that lives in a village over 5000 meters asl in the Peruvian Andes told me a very similar phrase to that one said by an American author. She said: " My friends make fun of me because my brother sometimes helps me shepherd the alpacas. Their husbands are usually living in big cities and they have to do all the work by themselves." Jose, her brother, was shepherding alpacas with his dog. We spent the afternoon in the mountains and before going to their home, they took me to a lake nearby. Ernestina said "Sometimes I forget to thank God l for having a beautiful lake like this one or for having you here by my side, Jose"

Think about it.


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