It can be easy to get caught up in monotonous ritual or bogged down by everyday concerns. Some people may think they don’t have the time or the money to travel, and some may just not be interested. Traveling, however, can be beneficial to any and every one. Experiencing a place outside of your normal environment allows you to develop a wider perception of the world and gain deeper appreciation.
When I was in Montego Bay, Jamaica a couple of days ago, I couldn’t help but notice a ruggedness to the communities. As unpolished as the homes were that lined the dirt roads, the liveliness still rolled through the hills. The natives were very welcoming to me and so brotherly amongst one another. Out of the various Caribbean islands I visited last week, Jamaica was the least visually appealing, but it was the one I enjoyed the most!
Jamaica is the second poorest country in the Caribbean, but the people there are so rich to me… maybe not financially, but they’re rich in culture, they’re rich in spirit, and they’re rich in love!
Back in the U.S., reflecting on my vacation, my bank account is low, but I’ve realized I’m richer than I’ve ever been. 🙂