My travels have taught me to value the life that I am privileged to live here in the developed world. I have seen the welcoming light in so many eyes as I have journeyed through this world. I have seen the sadness and suffering that living in abject poverty brings. I have spoken to many living on after living through dark periods of genocide. I have been invited into the homes of those with little material wealth but with such greatness of spirit and dignity that I have been humbled. I have celebrated the joy of peoples' weddings in exotic places and stood by quietly as people were carried to their graves. The world is a truly remarkable place - in this I still believe.