I was so impressed with this man in Myanmar...





















We were visiting a temple near Inlay lake, a very touristy area in Myanmar. Everywhere there are people selling handicrafts. Late in the afternoon, we decided to visit one last temple. Walking up to the temple there was a 1km covered path, with little shops. 


My eye caught sight of a man, quietly sitting on a table, painting lacquer-ware with HIS TOES!!! No hands, no arms, one leg and then he was painting this tiny little drawings with his toes. I was so impressed. 

What impressed me most was that he was so quiet and peaceful. He looked at me with a gentle smile. 

I thought to myself: "This guy is the real Buddha." He impressed me more than all the gold of the Shwe Dagong!


He inspired me to see my own strengths. We often think of our limitations. We think that we can't do certain things because of time, money, doubting ourselves, doubting our capacity... He showed me that I CAN DO ANYTHING.

And so can you...

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Comment by wiwin winarni on August 30, 2011 at 11:01am

What an inspiring pictures and posting> Thanks Lau, you inspire me to work as hard as him and Anna, as JL's posted.





Comment by Jean-Louis Lamboray on August 26, 2011 at 2:26pm

Laurence and Friends

Meet Anna Maria from Mozambique. She is studying professional dancing. Her group opened and closed the International Knowledge Fair in Mozambique last June. her performance was stunning. Oh, one last point: Anna-Maria lost both legs in a car accident. 

Many thanks Anna-Maria. Yoour poster hangs in ly office. it is a reiminder, as Laurence says, that we can do *anything*



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