“Most of the great work one will accomplish in one’s lifetime will happen in the corners of his or her own home.“ —Illens Dort
Mark Twain states, “Travel is fatal to … narrow-mindedness [individuals], and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.” There are plenty of good that someone can do in his or her little corner of the earth. And more importantly most of the great work one will accomplish in one’s lifetime will happen in the corners of his or her own home. Mark Twain is also right as he invites us to consider the greater world that we live in. Travel does not mean that we need to go far or to visit foreign countries. We can take time to enjoy the beauty of the earth that is around us. For example, Utah has so many beautiful places to visit; the mountains, the desert, the lakes etc. Few years ago, as family, we took a trip to the southern part of Utah. It is so beautiful there. I could spend many days there just to enjoy the beauty. I am sure the same feeling is true for the state where you live. Those of you who had the opportunity to visit other countries can also agree that there is beauty all around us. As my good friend Scott Elder, founder of Live Astonished, would put it, do we take the time to Live Astonished (liveashtonished.org)?
I took this picture when we visited Blanding, Utah. Isn’t this scenery so amazing? Share with us how your travel had helped you develop a broad, wholesome, and charitable views of humanity.
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