Noble’s Blog

When we arrived in Honduras I expected to see a distressed people with smiles few and far between. I expected to see villages of mud and sticks with little food. And while some of the houses I have seen were made of mud and sticks I think it is safe to say what I have seen in Honduras defied all my expectations. The people here are some of the happiest people I have ever seen in my life. They are so thankful for what little they have and go work literally on the sides of mountains with glad hearts. We are so used to seeing people that are never satisfied with what they have and they always want more, more, more, but the people here are different. They don’t have the luxuries we live with every day and yet they are much happier with what they have. They don’t focus on what they don’t have…they are thankful for what little possessions they get to call their own. If there is anything the people of Honduras have taught me it’s to be humble and thankful for the things I do have. None of us deserve the luxuries we are blessed to live with. We are only allowed to have these things because of God’s grace and yet so many of us feel entitled to them. The people of Honduras are very thankful for what they have. We are people from a very different country with many possibilities and luxuries that the Honduran people just have no way of possessing. Compared to these people it should be so easy for us to be thankful for what we have and yet we all still just want more. I have been truly humbled by this experience and I will try my best to be like the people and just be thankful for the many blessings I do have. The people here truly are something special and I can not wait until I have the chance to return to this wonderful country.