Life In Honduras

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As I walked onto the plane at the Atlanta Airport I had no idea that I was about to experience something that would change my life forever. I was excited and nervous all at the same time. I had never been on a plane, let alone another country. I knew that I would see poverty and get to help those in need. What I didn’t know was that I would meet people who would change my perspective on the way I see things, who would show me what true happiness is. I thought that I would change the lives around me but in all honesty they changed me. Before Honduras I was concerned with the way I looked and what others thought of me. I was caught up in materialistic things and consumed with social media. I was worried about things that weren’t even important.…show more content…
They were always smiling and so full of life. They had nothing, but yet they acted like they had it all. In some ways they did. They had each other and I guess that’s all they needed. They were poor, had no clean water, and very little food. In the midst of all their problems they simply just smiled and made the best of their situation. They made me realize just how ungrateful and selfish I really was. When I begged my parents for new clothes or shoes when I had a closet full, they barely had any. When I complained about what we were having for supper, they were lucky if they got any. When I take a sip of clean water, they take a sip of parasites and diseases. I felt so ashamed because they deserved so much more. The Hondurans were the kindest people I’ve ever met and here they were with the least.
I learned a lot in the short time I spent there. I learned that there’s a whole other world out there that is completely different from my own. I learned about a culture who loves those around them full-heartedly and would do anything for someone else. I now see the world differently. I see it through the eyes of another country. A country who has nothing but would give you the shirt off their back in a heartbeat. A country who I fell in love with and a country who will forever hold my
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