This is the time of year to count our blessings. Last Sunday, Lilliam and I attended the Annual Christmas party at Hogar Santa Catalina. This is a facility I have written about in David that cares for the elderly.
These weekly visitations we make always give me the opportunity to focus on life and the importance of making the most of each day.
There is so many people that are held captive by their infirmities or lack of funds. If you are living in Panama and have been blessed with a good life, this time of year is a good time to share a little kindness with those less fortunate.
There are organizations all over Chiriquí that could use some Christmas cheer. I am sure if you look there are probably some near you.
Here is a couple photos from Sunday’s party. They fed the residents well.
I have been neglect in posting about life in Panama for a while, but I assure you I have been and continue to be busy. However, after recently reading a couple of the Yahoo sites and other websites and blogs, I feel moved to set some records strait.
The number of sites that provide valuable information have diminished in the 14+ years since I first started to consider Panama as a place to retire. When I moved here, the Yahoo groups were a valuable source of good information and the people that contributed really wanted to help.
I received the following request for blood in Mae Lewis.
Alford Martin Lassa is in Mae Lewis Hospital and needs 3 units of A positive blood.
If you can help today or tomorrow, please call Boquete Health Blood Donor coordinators, Tamera Belkenhol @ 6569-4236 or Charlotte Lintz 6693-5005 for further details.
The tropical storm OTTO in the Atlantic has a possibility of becoming a hurricane in the next couple of days.
Everything I read says that it will most likely be more of a major concern in Costa Rica, but as we all know, the weather isn’t always predictable.
However, if I were in the Atlantis coastline, I would monitor the weather. Travel plans to Costa Rica from Panama or Panama from Costa Rica and even Panama City to David need to be flexible for the next few days.
Several flights have been canceled recently because of rain.
HERE is a site that gives a good visualization of whats happening.