Thursday, April 2, 2015

The More You Know

Hey friends! I hope that last post was not too heavy. As I am writing this, I am preparing
for my last(hopefully) doctors appointment about my ear. I am still deaf in my right ear, but the pain is gone! That is awesome. Anyway, I wanted to talk about stuff.

That makes sense............

I mean, I want to talk about the stuff we call familiar. For example: I like ginger ale(Canada Dry), and I like my wide open areas. What do these things have in common? Well, they are not here. We become so familiar with "stuff" that we don't realize how familiar they are until they are gone. Back home in Chesterfield, VA, you would notice a great deal of wide open areas of woods, farms, and plenty of decent shopping outlets. I like that. I am familiar with that. Even in Norfolk, VA it is not too hard to find these places(You don't get more wide open than the Atlantic, just saying.) Here in Seoul, I have not seen this at all. Is it bad? No, it is just different. Therefore, the "stuff" i was used to is now gone. Well, not all of it, but you get my point.

What point?.....................

I will confess, I miss that wide open area. I miss my mom's mashed potatoes and her spiced apples. I miss the swing set across from my home in Norfolk. I miss, I miss, and I will keep missing things. Constantly doing this is not only useless, but it can be unhealthy. Many a people in this world dislike change greatly. I was like this up to my senior year of high school. This is when I first learned that change is very important. I took a little trip to Europe. Italy, France, and Greece to be exact. That trip changed everything.

What changed?.................

I learned for the first time that the U.S. was not the world. My view of this whole world thing changed radically. I saw a place that was not my America. It was different, but oh how it was beautiful. This inspired me to go and live radically different. I gained a global perspective. That the actions of our lives do in fact have an impact. I tell my friends that I want to change this world. I hope it is through love and peace. Right now, this seems to be a naive idea. It is a hope that many no longer think is possible. I have a much different opinion. I believe this can still happen. It will be hard work, but it is something worth fighting for. I want to change this world through serving and loving others. I want to see hearts changed.
Me at the hospital

Why is this important?......

This is my hope, but the way I came to it is first my faith then understanding others' view points. It so much easier to love others if you know how. If you learn what is familiar to other people, then you can serve and love more effectively. I understand that sometimes it is much more difficult, but it is a place o start. So, yah! The more you know.

1 comment:

  1. Too sweet. Change makes you see things different. I love you.