A Genuine Smile

4 years ago, I arrived in Los Chavez, a village in Nicaragua situated between yucca farms and peanut fields. I saw genuine happiness, smiles and laughter. Children rolled around in the dirt and chased each other with broken hula-hoops.

They had nothing yet everything at the same time.

This experience made me look at life in such a different way; the things I valued didn’t seem as important anymore. These kids were happier than anyone I have ever encountered; it showed me that you don’t need to have the latest phone or trendy item to be truly happy.

What you need is a mindset; change the way you perceive happiness; look at what you have rather than what you don’t; look at where you are rather than where you want to be.