“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page"
I heard an interesting statistic that more people have summited Everest than have sailed around the world. Whether or not you and I have a goal to circumnavigate the world, this gives me pause for thought: how much of the world have I really seen? I know there are still so many places left on my travel vision board.
I can’t remember where I found the book 80 Days, but I do remember that I couldn’t put it down. Nellie Bly (her given name was Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman) led what can only be described as an incredible life. As a woman in the 1800s, she was truly a trailblazer. Among her diverse accomplishments, she was a journalist who went under cover to expose the unacceptable treatment of patients in mental hospitals. She invented a better milk can. And she broke records for traveling around the world in 72 days. This quarter’s box was one that I couldn’t wait for and I hope it inspires you as much as it did me.
As I close I want to remind you how important you are. Because of you, women and children around the world have a better life though access to healthcare and education. We are thankful for you and you truly are making a difference!