I sit here this morning feeling so fortunate.
The world is facing a myriad of issues from the war in Ukraine to the oppression and tyranny in Iran and other places in the world, starvation and drought. Natural disasters and political unrest, where will it end.
I feel fortunate to have a family I love, and love me back. I am fortunate to be able to ride my motorcycle with Melanie around the world. And because of that I am fortunate to have so many close friends all over the planet. As we travel and meet people, race, religion and political borders seem to fade away. Our lives are enrichened, as are the people we meet, and we begin to see that we all are more similar than different. To share a cup of tea and break bread with total strangers, and to learn from these encounters, are the riches we all gain from travel.
To all my “family” in the world, and those we’ve yet to meet, I wish you peace and happiness on this American holiday.
Happy Thanksgiving to you all.
“A man is not from where he is born, but from where he chooses to die.” Orson Welles