My mother passed away in March last year. I was suddenly met with a huge list of challenges. My little sister was pregnant with her first child, our home was at stake, and we had lost the one person who cared for us all of our lives. One of my best friends realizing the overwhelming pressure i was dealing with invited me to her home country of Thailand. Meeting this elephant was one of the highlights of my trip. This creature was so majestic, so powerful and so kind. The connection I felt help me feel at ease with the loss I had suffered a few months before. This trip helped me out of a dark place and the kindness radiating from this animals heart helped to heal mine!