As I snuggle in from a fabulous journey across the United States, I reflect back over the many faces I have seen. The beautiful array of colors, in people. The magnificent rainbow of languages for communication. My favorite is the plume of backgrounds intertwined with culture, beliefs and heritage.
As our differences are continuously illuminated, our similarities need to be highlighted and celebrated!
From the homeless to the wealthiest, continent to continent, it doesn’t matter we are all aiming for the same goal. I know this sounds a bit odd, but keep reading, I promise, this becomes more and more intriguing.
My mom said, “I remember telling my mother, while traveling for work, people are just people, everywhere you go.”
As I began to become more observant throughout my adventure in LA, I pondered about her statement to Baw Baw (my grandma), “Why do people do what they do? How are we all so different, but similar, all in one?”
While waiting at the airport, I had to know, Why people do what they do. Therefore, I began to ask, “Why are you traveling today? Why do you do your job? What are you in pursuit of?
I only scared a few people away. However, most replied with similar answers. It wasn’t segregated into color of skin, religious beliefs or cultural backgrounds. It was for one soul purpose, to create a better life. In one way or another.
If they replied with, “I am traveling for a vacation.”
It was to improve their lives. Enrich their souls and regroup.
Several were returning home to bury a loved one or say farwell. Although sad, it continues to be the reason they are traveling is to improve their lives. Through accepting and having the closure.
Others said for work. When I asked the traveling saleswoman if she was only paid in travel, room and board would she continue this career path. She immediately responded with, “NO. What would be the point?”
What would be the point? There wouldnt be, for the woman who is busting her butt to create a better life for her kids.
Yet, this type of set up would work well and be an improvement for someone in a different circumstance.
But wait a minute…if people are so different why are we all in pursuit of the same results? Because people are ‘people’ all across the world and although our differences allow for interesting individuality, we are all striving for…
A better feeling. A best or ideal situation for me and my family.
Here is the most freeing portion of this story…it is okay! You are okay! We all want ‘better’ out of life.
You begin at your point of reference and I will begin at mine. And we will cross paths along the way. After all, we are all on this terrific journey…together.
May you be blessed today.
Know that no matter where you are at this point in your life, YOU ARE LOVED!