Day 245 in Beijing: Happy Kids!

Then they started to really have fun and jump around, celebrate and wave.

Then they started to really have fun and jump around, celebrate and wave.

Jill and I wandered away from the Sultan’s Mausoleum and past a school.

We had originally walked by this school on the way to the Mausoleum and a few of the kids said, “Hello” to us and waved.

As we walked back, they seemed to be very excited and started yelling, jumping around, and practicing their English with us.

English is a primary language in Malaysia but we still met a large amount of people that either barely spoke English or didn’t speak it at all.

These kids seemed to be enjoying their ability to practice with us, even if just for a few seconds, and connect with someone that wasn’t from their area.

I love to see people light up and be excited when Jill and I walk near them.  It gives us, and them, a chance to connect and learn more about the outside world.  It also reminds us that pretty much everyone is friendly and so much of the fear we project is just that; our projections.

If we continue to venture outwards, meet new people and try new experiences, our every day problems and fears seem to wash away into the past.

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