“It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves – finding themselves” — Andre Gide
It’s quite humbling to think that I have already travelled from the fabled Hollywood Sign in Los Angeles to the edge of Asia! Istanbul. Turkey is a magnificent city, filled with culture and a thriving throb of humanity. I had reached this ancient city all on the kindness of strangers.
My trip was closing in on the half way stage and I had met some extraordinary people. From Tony the homeless man who had put me up for the night in his little corner of Pittsburgh and given me clothes and food. And then there was the exceptional experience of spending the day on a true Nebraskan farm and being welcomed into the family. And who could forget the African immigrants in Benin who were chasing their dream of inspiring the world through their music? They even put me up in their one bedroom apartment in the leafy French city of Aix En Provence.
What this trip is showing me is that we are all one. That the TV news and the negativity that we are bombarded by, everyday, although real, is not the fabric that so many people live their lives by. I have realized that the goodness of the human spirit far outweighs the negative aspects of life that seem to surround us. How else do you explain the level of generosity and kindness that one man has received on his journey across the globe. Lets never forget that we are here together.
I am currently on a journey that is powered by the kindness of strangers. With no money, no credit cards, no gas and no place to stay, I am circling the globe on a bright yellow, vintage motorcycle with a sidecar, Kindness ONE® (Sort of like Air Force One, but kinder). Please click here to read more.
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