Traveling Can Make You Appreciate Your Life

There are times, when you travel to certain locations, when you realize how lucky you really are. Sure, on some trips you go to places with palaces and temples of gold that can make you dream of a pampered life. Like most people, we feel that we work hard and can often feel stressed and overwhelmed. Then, we go to a part of the world that doesn’t have all of the modern conveniences and see people truly toiling to make a living for themselves and their families. Seeing those people who work so hard and make so little for their efforts remind us that we are truly lucky. We do work long hours, often getting up before the sun comes up and working late in the day, but we aren’t going to fool ourselves into believing that work is as hard as some of the people we have seen in struggling countries. To do the kind of physical labor that they do with antiquated equipment in weather conditions that would drive most of us indoors is truly impressive. So, the next time that we complain about how tired we are or what a difficult day we’ve had, we will remind ourselves that if it weren’t for the luck of where we were born, we might be enduring difficult conditions just to eek out an existence for ourselves.

Herding Sheep in Ecuador
Working the Field
Train Station Attendant in the Cold of Romania
Hand Weaving Silk in India
Manually Clearing a Field in Bolivia
Drying Coca Leaves in Bolivia
Loading Truck in Chennai
Fixing the Roof of Their Home
Hard Work in the Heat


4 thoughts on “Traveling Can Make You Appreciate Your Life

  1. Beautiful post – and a great gratitude reminder for me when I start to complain about how our continuous travel rentals are lacking in amenities. Thanks for this!

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