Unlocking the future ...
What an amazing journey we have had!! Sitting in the airport in Los Angeles I feel like I finally have a moment to reflect and try to gather my thoughts and feelings. It is overwhelming to think how incredibly well this whole year has gone and especially the travel and time spent in India. I am truly grateful for the countless hours of time and the individual sacrifice of the teens, their parents and everyone else that has been involved. ( especially those who work behind the scenes to make the magic happen! ) I've expected a lot from the teens during this year and I was constantly amazed during the trip of how well they have grasp on to the ideals and concepts we have all learned. Integrity, Vision, Inspiration, Courage, Service, Learning, Forgiveness and Gratitude. I am excited about what the future holds for each of these amazing teens. It's been said that "Volunteering is an act of heroism - it's an act of heroism on a grand scale. And it matters profoundly. It does more than help people beat the odds; it changes the odds!" As a team we have changed the odds, tilted the scales for good and made a difference!! Thanks to all for the experience of a lifetime! - May God bless each of us as we continue to try and be the change we want to see in the world.