My husband and I would frequently travel across the world with another married couple, including several trips to Costa Rica. Unfortunately, my friend lost her husband, and my husband lost his oldest and best friend last fall. As we planned our trip to Costa Rica this year, I knew that I needed something to combat the grief. Giving back is a great anecdote to the sadness in the world so I decided to Pack for a Purpose, as I have many times in the past. I collected school supplies for Pure Vida Hotel, who made the giving super easy. There are some school kids getting a jump start (jump ropes included) on the learning process.