Finding a Grateful Heart in Taxco
My first few trips buying silver in Taxco were intimidating and exhausting - I spent each day converting English to Spanish, centimeters to inches and, finally, pesos to dollars. Each shop owner had a different system and I had to watch closely to try to figure out their expectations.
I wrote a check for my first purchase with Julie and was presented with the final dilemma- I didn't know how to write out the dollar amount in Spanish. Julie wrote it out for me then took my check and quietly genuflected. I half-jokingly asked if she was praying that the check was good. She laughed, "No", it was her practice to say a simple prayer thanking God for the first sale of each day.
This is just one of many simple acts that nourished a lifelong love for the people and community in Taxco