About This Blog
My name is Lysette Davis, and on my 23rd birthday I am dedicating myself to sharing my journey in the Peace Corps. I leave in 6 days to spend two years and three months in the Philippines!
I believe that all have ability. The difference is how we use it. In everything you do and say you are influencing change, effecting the future. I call this blog, A Pebble in a Pond, because in everything I do, I want to make positive ripples in life. Have you ever skipped a pebble across a pond? It may never make it all the way across, it may only skip once, or it may even fall straight to the bottom; but wherever it lands it changes its atmosphere.
During my Peace Corps interviews and essays they asked me several times what are my expectations.
I don’t imagine that it will be pretty, in fact I am prepared to share pictures of spiders larger than my head, and foods that I have to plug my nose to taste. But like a pebble, I’m not sure where I will land. I’m not sure if I will skid across once or twice, all I know is that I want to make a positive ripple. And hope that the ripples I make cause additional ripples, and one person at a time the world becomes a better place.
I hope when you read this I make you laugh. I hope when you read this it will make your day better, and that it will remind you that you don’t have to be a Peace Corp Volunteer to make a difference, but that you can each make your ripples at home. Remember to treat those around you with kindness, remember to smile at a person who looks like they are having a bad day, and mostly remember me. And that I’m really not that far away.
Thank you for your prayers and support as I make my best effort to change the world.