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Marilynn and I were camping with Jack the dog when a couple in the site next door walked over to us.



“Can we borrow some matches?” He said in broken English, making striking motions with his hands. Of course we gave them a handful of matches.

“Where are you from?” his accent prompted me to ask.

“Iran,” he said reluctantly.

“Welcome!” I said with a big smile.

Their faces lit-up. We conversed enough to ascertain that they rented a car in California, and were saving money by tent camping on their way to Las Vegas.

Later, Marilynn said, “It’s so cool that the first thing out of your mouth to that man was a smile and a ‘welcome.’ That’s a result of the thousands of greetings with smiles and welcomes that people from all over the world have given to us.”

We know how it feels to “reluctantly” say where we are from, while traveling in certain countries. Even then, we usually get a warm welcome.

Deep down, all of us are the same.

Thank you, Abundant Universe.  Ron Mitchell

15 Comments Post a comment
  1. martiwrites #

    You got it right. Totally agree.

    June 26, 2014
  2. Jenny #

    🙂 agree whole-heartedly!

    June 26, 2014
  3. Doug Wagner #

    A smile is worth a thousand words!

    June 26, 2014
  4. Ma & Pa #

    So beautiful and true!

    June 26, 2014
  5. sweet! nothing like regular person-to-person contact and camaraderie to spread peace in the world. You’re a great ambassador! BTW the funny perspective in top photo makes Jack looks like a little mini-dog. 🙂

    June 26, 2014
  6. Scott Kerr #

    Showing a real Mingo Indian, is like

    June 26, 2014
    • Scott, Chief Logan’s speech (after who knows how many interpretations) shows that flavor too, and maybe we get some from simple environmental osmosis.

      July 1, 2014
  7. Tammy Allen #

    WOW Ron, that was a very nice article. So true! You two are amazing people. 🙂

    June 26, 2014
  8. Hal Dilworth #

    It’s always interesting to see where you are and what you’re doing! Thanks for making us look good!

    June 27, 2014
  9. Sweet blog! I found it while searching on Yahoo News.
    Do you have any tips on how to get listed in Yahoo News? I’ve been trying for a while but I never seem to get
    there! Many thanks

    September 23, 2014

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