RESULTS OF LAST WEEK’S POLL ON TRAVEL TO OTHER COUNTRIES
I find it amazing that 13% of you have been to 11 or more countries and that another 52% of you have been to three or more countries. For those of you that haven’t traveled much, if you are physically able to do so, I urge you give it a try.
THIS WEEK’S THEME: DIVERSITY
As you know, I’ve been in Spain for a little while and didn’t return to the U.S.A. until Wednesday. Travel certainly has a impact on a person, for example below is a photo of me when I first arrived in Spain.
And the photo below was taken towards the end of my trip.
I don’t really know if you will experience the dramatic change I did, but travel changes you by bringing you into contact with folks different from yourself. I met fellow travelers from Australia, Israel and other places in addition to the Spanish people I came into contact with and of course our most extraordinary tour guide from Portugal, Rui
Rui managed to get us on another plane home, when the Lufthansa Airline pilots went on strike the morning of our scheduled departure.
So this week’s post is dedicated to “Diversity” in all the many forms that it may take.
THIS WEEK’S JOKE
What’s the difference between a tornado and a redneck divorce?
Either way someone’s going to lose a trailer
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WEEK 28: TRAVEL – GROW BY SURROUNDING YOURSELF WITH PEOPLE DIFFERENT FROM YOURSELF
It has been said that we don’t see the world as it is, but as we are. So if you want to broaden your perspective, you need to enlarge your circle of friends to include people different in any number of ways from yourself. This will result in your growth, because every interaction leaves a trace on you.
When I was in Cordoba last week, I visited the “Mezquita de Cordoba”, which was once the largest masque in the world. During the 16th century, it was turned into a cathedral.
The site is believed to be originally a temple to the Roman god, Janus.
Those columns in the above photo are reclaimed Roman columns gathered from various places to build this mosque.
After the re-conquest of Cordoba, in the center of the mosque was built a beautiful cathedral.
As we were walking about this beautiful and inspiring structure, we came to an area where the floor was removed so that you see below to a place of worship that was created by the Visigoths who seized Corboba in 572, I believe from the Romans.
How I look at all this is that a diverse group of people, unwillingly of course, each contributed to something marvelous. Just imagine what people could create if they would put their differences aside.
SELF-HELP BOOKS IN ADDITION TO MY OWN
I’m really not much of a sports fan, but I read Charles Barkley’s book back in April 2006 and have reviewed it a number of times over the years. I found it to be an enjoyable book to read and contains many insights.
MOVIE OF THE WEEK
I still think Crash is one of the best diversity films I have ever watched, but if you know of a film that represents diversity as well or better, please let all of us know about it by commenting.
Los Angeles citizens with vastly separated lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption. (Description source: IMDB)
QUOTE FOR THE WEEK
“A lot of different flowers make a bouquet.”
Source: Muslim Origin
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