About 14 hours from home now. Feeling odd staring out the window of the Amsterdam airport with all of its modern conveniences. The sun is just rising, pink hues light the sky. Passengers are beginning to arrive and the terminal is filling with the hustle and bustle of the already developed world; such a contrast from where I have just come from. It’s as if I am staring into Alice’s looking glass at a place so different and amazing. Looking at those around me I see a busier mind set, one more pressed for time and commitment to this amazing civilization we live in, people don’t linger here, they rush about attempting to beat time prior to it beating them. There are tradeoffs for my/our world, more rushing less connection with others, but our luxuries and conveniences are to marvel at. I am so thankful for what I have and for what I give. I am blessed to have the ability to know, accept, and take action to help change the world for others. Our work at the Greater Contribution is to do just that, to help others take a step towards independence from poverty; to gain a sense of accomplishment, to see their families prosper by providing more meals, education, and other basic necessities that they struggle so hard to meet. They are dear wonderful people just like you and I. We are all one in this world, just as the Universe has always envisioned us – healed and helped by one another in this amazing journey of life. My thanks to each and every one of you who support our work and the work of others to help minimize the suffering in the world. You are a sacred soul. Your donations are valued beyond belief and I am honored to take up the work on your behalf to help others.