Three Euros for a Bed

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Three Euros for a bed


3 Euros for a bed and a shower with hot water. Can you imagine? I bused to Burgos and stayed in an albergue. These are hostels set up specifically for Pilgrims on the Camino. So at peace at last. (That feeling only took 12 days – not a fast learner). Since they throw you out at 8am I had all morning to explore the cathedral. In a word magnificent.

While walking around this massive building I was thinking about faith. To me faith is the invisible step between the known and unknown. And it is needed at many different times in our lives. (marriages, birth of a child and at death are just a few). How many times do we just take things on faith? Walk into the abyss? Then the thought came to me – what is faith -really? Is it a belief? What about I am not a believer, can I still have faith? Is faith just the first step out or all the steps after? What about hope? I have heard some people call faith – hope. Then does that make hope a wish?

I know these are questions that must be answered by each person for themselves. But I was struck by those that don´t even ask the questions. But to have faith , I mean real faith, shouldn’t I be able to define it? Not based on what I have been told faith is, but what I have discovered for myself. Isn’t that the true way back to one´s self. I don´t know these answers I am just asking the questions…

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Bonnie Canal

Bonnie Canal, MBCP is an internationally recognized leader in both community and business resilience innovations and strategies. This is achieved by engaging the entire business’s entire organization and with a keen focus on the key leadership personnel.Bonnie has over 30 years’ experience the Information Technology Sector with the last 12 specializing in Business Resilience.

Bonnie was inducted into the Order of the Sword & Shield National Honor Society at St. John’s University, New York City for her work in Business Resilience.

Bonnie is Past Chair of the Association of Contingency Planners where she served for 6 years.

She is a proud native of New Orleans and has experienced what she calls, “The Katrina, Rita, Ike, Gustav, and BP Oil Spill” disasters first hand. She has had to learn how being resilience leaders and businesses to increased performance, achieve stronger relationships, and build mental toughness that we all need in today’s ever increasing busy world.
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