It’s a little bit about card games and a lot about accepting and making the best of what our time in Thailand has given us.
Follow the link below to read my latest Peace Corps Thailand Magazine feature, “Dealing With What We’re Dealt”.
“Dealing With What We’re Dealt” – https://pctmagazine.org/2018/09/14/dealing-with-what-were-dealt/
Carly Allard, 129 YinD
Card games have become an almost daily occurrence at my house. Uno, Phase 10, Spot It, Go Fish; we play ‘em all. I try to reign in my competitive side and embrace the fun of the game, but sometimes there’s inevitable disappointment when my cards reveal a truly crappy hand. Other times a ping of excitement hits (like when there’s a wild or two in hand) and I feel like the game is totally in my favor.
Games are truly incredible. They’ve provided hours of entertainment and ample bonding time with my host family. Between hands, lessons on sportsmanship and teamwork have blossomed, turning a casual after-dinner game into a real-life learning opportunity. Especially with my youngest host sister, I try to instill the importance of making the best of what you’re dealt, regardless of how good or bad the outcome may seem.
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