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Letters From Lindsay: Amazing Moments

CK_Costa_Rica_True_Nature_2014-184Dear True Nature Community,

Hi again! This is Lindsay, your friend in Costa Rica who lives amongst the birds and with the sky and who welcomes with an open heart your groups that visit my small community here.

Recently we had a beautiful group from True Nature visit our village to offer their gifts and talents. When we came home for lunch, one pretty girl  (Anais) asked permission to hug my mom.  She said, “your mom looks like my mom, and the taste of the food was as the taste of my mom’s food.” Anais’ mom is in Heaven now, so my mom suggested this girl to adopt her as her new Costa Rican mom. She was so happy. It made me cry when I heard this.

You can never imagine how many amazing moments can fit in just a few hours. You never know how deep a cultural experience can be. That is why I love this. There is no barriers, it is just a bridge and we all walk in the same direction: Towards equality, freedom, joy and peace 🙂

Pura Vida,


CK_Costa_Rica_True_Nature_2014-190Lindsay Padilla is a nature lover and mom of two boys. She has been teaching Spanish since 2006 and working for the development of rural communities in Costa Rica. She enjoys writing, reading and swimming.

Are you interested in learning more about the Costa Rican way of life, called Pura Vida? Our service programs which can be added on during any of our retreats include opportunities to stay with Lindsay and her family and support our efforts in their village.  Learn more here.