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A Time For Reflection: Acknowledging Our Human Connection

While on vacation in another country, an American man saw a paralyzed woman dragging herself down the road. He went home and designed a wheelchair from a simple plastic patio chair and bicycle tires and created a non-profit that has donated over one million wheelchairs to needy people worldwide.

A woman in China discovered a treatment for malaria, saving millions of lives in South China, Southeast Asia, Africa, and South America.

In Italy, people are singing to each other from balconies of the homes they are not allowed to leave.

Every country has its national pride. Every nation has internal struggles. We get so wrapped up in our daily lives that we don’t pay much attention to what is going on in the rest of the world. It seems so distant. It doesn’t affect us directly. So, we shut it out. When it does affect us, suddenly we care. Recently we have come to the realization that we are more interconnected than we thought.

This can be a terrifying realization. Or it can be an awakening.

We are a global community. We possess an indomitable human spirit. At the most fundamental level, we are all connected.

Expo 2020 Dubai aims to recognize and commemorate that connection. 192 nations are committed to coming together to share the best of what they have to offer the world. When it happens, it will be an exciting celebration of who we are, and what we have the potential to become. But, when so many are hurting, now is not the time.

Be safe. Be well. Take care of one another.

Joan Thompson, Expo Sales Executive
Ya’lla Tours USA

Posted on April 1, 2020


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