I took this picture from inside our bus. I will always remember my trip to South Africa fondly, as it pushed me way beyond my comfort zone and required a lot of practice in being present in the moment. I went shortly after my brother died, and I could feel his presence cheering me on. I was also very blessed to have a friend with me who was understanding of my anxiety and would gently remind me to “put your iPod on” whenever I started to feel anxious. Taking in the beautiful landscape with the relaxing music playing gave me a calm, peaceful feeling.