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The needy are not only in Africa…

 A few years ago, I made the decision stop feeling upset or incomplete, for not being able to make huge contributions to the charities I wanted to, for not being hands-on in the construction of habitat, or for not feeding large lines of people on Thanksgiving. I realize that we are all in this planet with a different purpose, and not all charity have to look,  like the selfies posted in social media of people surrounded by smiley kids in a poor community of  Africa, or Peru,  ( not that I don’t have done my share of those pics).

Knowing that “Giving” is fulfilling,  I realized, I didn’t have to give the same way others feel it should be done. In reality, the hardest Charity starts at home, within our family and our communities. People are more likely to hide their needs, fearful to be seen weak or less than others, We tend to look into other people’s pain before we face the help needed in our life or circles.  In my Gap year 2015-2016 traveling the world,  I realized when visiting relatives, friends or meeting new people, there was a huge need, need to be heard, need to be understood, need to feel worthy and need to be loved.  I found then the type of charity I can do, and that was helping people,  listening, and doing my best to heal their broken souls.

The more people feeling emotionally complete, more chances that they can help others.

I am not denying that the entire world needs help; The Ukranian Orphans, The Syrian Refugees, Haitian kids, Burundi and other African countries, but let’s don’t forget home, each of us, in each country can do our part.

Broken souls end up lost, most lost people end up in a broken family, broken families lead to people out of focus and loss of their job, losing jobs leads to homeless, homeless people suffer from hunger, and hunger, my dear friends, is what we must avoid.

Home for me is North America, and this video is a reality check of where you can start #Giving

Watch PBS video Poor kids in America
Matthew 25:35-40New International Version (NIV)

35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

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Cessy Meacham CTIE

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The country that saved my heart; Italy ! From betrayal to Love

In 2006 I received an email invitation by the Italian Government Tourist Board, it was a hosted trip to “Emilia Romagna”, I confess by that moment, I never heard of such place.  I was excited to visit Italy for the first time regardless of where in Italy.  Little I knew that this year and this trip would mark an unprecedented change and memory in my life.

In February of 2006, I experienced the most painful  betrayal in my life,  my “best friend” and partner’s greed  finished with everything I worked for almost a decade, A very successful company I presided  for 9 years, and built with her, A company that I  gave my everything,  even its name that was my former DBA,  fired me !!

I cried for months, how could this happen to me? we had a silent partner and they both simply kick me out of the business. I thought I could never work and love with the same passion anything else. Numb and in pain, I picked up myself from depression and continue my journey to open my own company.

I had my doubts when the time came to go the Italy trip, I had so much to do, so much to think, how could I go, this were crazy times, every email I received from them, made me shake in terror, I was threatened and they made my life miserable, reason enough to make me decide that this trip will help my emotional state.

I fell in love with Italy,  this trip lifted my hopes, my drive to continue in the Travel Industry,  and my decision to specialize and focus on trips to Italy to share with other women,  and the whole world.

Italy is one of the most visited places in the world, but most importantly is the one most people returns!

Below link is my 2006 first photos I took in my first trip to  Italy (young me), and the above link is my 2016 pictures from my last group.

Emilia Romagna Italy Photo Album

Perhaps after sharing this part of my story, you could understand why year after year my heart is full of joy and energy when I know a new trip to Italy is coming up. Italy saved my aching heart, but now I only have a heart full of gratitude.

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a check up time on your life goals

when you make decisions, do you ask yourself :

Is this bringing me closer to my goals?

 

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It is said, when you are in business that you have to write your goals, to have clarity,  and that every action you make you should be asking yourself;  Is this bringing me closer to my goals?

Have you applied that?

I personally like to have a business coach, not only I let it all out with a professional ; my business challenges, frustrations and goals, but also allows that this professional with a special interest  that I “ feel ” the value of their advice, keep me in track towards my goals and also more than often , If you are like me going a million miles per hour and in all directions, they are the ones who helped me to stop , realize and enjoy my successes.

But things are a little different this year for me, (more than a little they are 180 degrees different) My F8 Travel year , is a year of  experiences, building relationships with hotels , tour companies and organizations, is also a year of bonding, a year of gratitude , a year of memories, a year of learning, a year of togetherness, and with it there are goals to accomplished,  As always it must be the financial goals,  where I must make sales as I travel,  I need to pay office rent, the management of it, Health, Life and Travel  Insurance among others, Technology is being my savior and my nightmare at the same time. But together we must accomplish those much needed sales.

The new goals I have in addition are the core of what is F8 travel, in every experience we lived in this year in every city we visit, every family and friend we met, every restaurant, i ask myself: ” Is this bringing me closer or let me experience any of the F8 elements? Is this for Family? or Faith? or Friends? or Funding/Volunteering? or Fitness/Health? or Fun? or Food? or Fulfillment?

If what I am doing involves one or more of those elements, I feel like I am getting closer to my goals for this year.

You don’t have to be traveling to add F8 in your life, I believe it will help everyone to grow spiritually, I am overwhelmed with gratitude because these last 15 weeks, since We started this Life purpose Journey, October 09th 2015, I  made possible to personally hold hands, look in the eyes of those who mean a lot to me, i had the blessing to tell them, “ I love you”  “ I appreciate you “ “You made me feel especial” , and “ I am here for you”!!,  and you might be my next visit 🙂

Thanks for your  time,

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Tio Victor & Mila Ulloa without their courage to Leave Peru in the 60’s for a better future for them and their son, I would never be an American Citizen today! Bravery runs in the family!

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The Meacham’s at a dinner Show Las Brisas del Titicaca in Lima Peru, they are my biggest cheerleaders and the axel of my world!

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The ultimate Act

Will you agree that pursuing happiness , and feeling Happy is a universal desired goal ?img_0682
I believe all of us experience the feeling and we ARE happy from time to time, some of us more than others.

In my opinion, happiness, in 90 % of the cases, is a Choice.
What if we say that being truly Thankful increases your chances to be Happier, 100% of the time and that each time the receiver of your acts of thankfulness feels empowered to do the same for others? Would you agree that this act could become the endless source of Happiness? So, what is this relationship between Happiness and Thankfulness?
A few years ago, I read about the daily 5-3-1 rule of happiness: 5 minutes of meditation, (or spiritual time), Write 3 things you are thankful and 1 act of kindness.
I took the challenge and truthfully, at first I had to force myself. Many days I stared at my page with a completely blank mind, especially with the 1 Act of kindness. On the contrary of feeling happy, it made me sad. Shouldn’t this task be the easy part? Regardless, I continued the task and started using a mobile App called “Five minute Journal” that reminded me, daily, to write down the 3 thankful things a day. After a while, I realized that I tend to overlook  my acts of kindness, and only when I was forced to write those acts down and mentally “replay” my day, I found the acts of kindness I could write in the journal. But most importantly, I could experience that there is a relationship between being thankful and being happy.

My moments of Happiness have multiplied and “more is good”!

Happy (really) Be Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!

Cessy Meacham CTIEIMG_7578

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New Vision -New Beginning


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New Beginning New Vision All we need is F8 (Family-Friends-Faith-Food-Fitness-Fulfillment-Fund/Giving-Fun)

I am so happy today!!!

 I have a personality that must create new beginnings to keep the excitement , and to keep me motivated.
In April 2015, major issues shook my world,  my confidence  and comfort zone and because of this,  I must create a new life!!!
I started at home , Family is my top value, and I found the way to focus on them, and what is better than traveling together ?
We started in October 2015,  in our F8  Travel, a Journey described in the “about us” section of this blog.  And since then,  we have created  an unbelievable bond and connection.  I feel so proud of my family, my kids, including my sisters, brother and my in- laws, for the time we spent, the hours of hugging, the open heart talks, the  traditions we created, and the values I transfered from my parents.  Examples of these values are  to be truth to oneself, follow your dreams, walk the extra mile, and always treat others with respect and acceptance.
A new vision of my business was also planned and is evolving with Social services and sustainability in mind. Inspiring travel opportunities are on the way.
A “house cleaning” of the “fake” friends was done. 
Friendship is one of my top values that I cherish for which I give my 100%.  I have the privilege to have so many GREAT friends, and we were able to visit some of them around the world.  What a blessing!!
May 2016, marks a new beginning with a New Vision, and I am hoping to count on YOU!
I plead for your support, your encouragement, your business and referrals, your advise and, moreover, your prayers for me and my family.
I am eternally Thankful for you to allow me to share my thoughts  in your Inbox.
Cessy F, Meacham
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my boys having eye contact with Papa Francesco at Saint Peter’s Square -Vatican.
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Family Bond and compromise
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the Axle of my world! from Left ; Charles Sebastian III, Meacham Center; Charles W. Meacham Right : Diego Alexander Meacham