I am back in the USA after three weeks in Brazil, and I can’t help but notice some very obvious contrasts between the two countries (there is a lot of similarities as well, but it is more fun to compare the differences).
Let’s see if I can do this without offending anyone:
People here in the U.S. are in average bigger: taller… wider…
I see less people smiling, but that may be just because it is still very early.
I notice people being more respectful (I don’t even need to watch for people trying to cut the line in front of everybody else).
It feels less crowded and less tense here.
Things seem a little more established, while in Brazil a lot was new or improvised.
Another obvious contrast is the temperature: it is 12 F (minus 11 ºC) here and 73 F (23 ºC) in Brazil.
The list could go on and on…
As I am observing things and people around me at the airport, I notice the lady helping me at the counter has a small pendant with the words: “Try God”.
This makes me realize that, despite of the differences between Brazil and the U.S., there is one thing that doesn’t change: we all need God.
That hole in the heart has a shape that can only be filled by God.
If you have been trying to fill it with other things (even good things like a loved person or sincere religion), I will echo the message from that pendant: “Try God”.