Peace Family have you ever traveled outside your home state or country? It can be quite eye opening. There is a big world out there! Recently a co-worker returned from New York City just mesmerized. She was so glad she went and saw all the things she’d heard of, even two Broadway shows. But she came back more in love with Texas than ever. That is the beauty of traveling to see other places. Not only does it expand your horizons and views of this world, it can make you appreciate even more this little corner of Texas we call home.
I have yearned to travel and see other countries and have been fortunate enough to find a way to do that. And it changed me for the better. I felt like I had crossed over some kind of bridge that I would never uncross again. I had seen other countries and ways of life and it made me so proud to be a citizen of the USA. There is such beauty all over this world and I encourage you to get out and see it while you can! You will never regret seeing the world. I have made life-long friends in other countries and love them dearly. You know what? In many ways they are just like us. They want their children to be happy and they want to know love. I can see God’s love for ALL of us when I travel. We are so different and yet have many traits that are common. It made me draw closer to God and embrace my Bible more than ever.
But the most remarkable part is that it always makes me appreciate home and sleeping in my own bed. If you’ve wondered if the grass is greener on the other side I encourage you to go see it, so to speak. You know what you’ll realize? The grass IS beautifully green on the other side. But the grass in your own front yard is better. You realize that many places are ‘a nice place to visit but I wouldn’t want to live there’. And sometimes you don’t find that out until you see it.
So if you are feeling restless and want to see a different part of the world I encourage you to do it. And then Peace 107 will welcome you back to Bryan/College Station with uplifting and encouraging music. And to the Fightin’ Texas Aggies campus. And the great food at Christopher’s. And the friendly ‘Howdy!’s all over town. And you’ll be home.