Tonight, 14th November, is the Loy Krathong festival. It's one of Thailand's favourite annual festivals, held on the full moon of the 12th month of the Thai lunar calendar.
Loy Krathong is a sculpture of flowers, folded banana leaves and offerings, launched on water, and sent off with prayers and wishes. This year the festival is coinciding with the supermoon, and the effect is spectacular.
It seems appropriate that this, my last blog of observations from the road, should go out on Loy Krathong. It has been a marvellous, year-long, adventure of new friends, exploration and learning.
The last few days, with election upheaval in America and now with earthquakes in New Zealand, have given pause to remember how uncertain our world is. We can’t predict the future, only plan for how we might deal with what comes.
So, my Loi Krathong wish, is that, in the face of uncertainty, we each rise to the challenge of making our lives count. Rather than sitting back in horror, step into action. Rather than accepting what is given, make choices. Rather than feel lost, reach out.
I’m returning home to continue working with women who want to live inspired, fulfilled and Bold lives.
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See you then.