America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.” (Alexis de Tocqueville)
In our extensive global travels, my wife and I have always been acutely sensitive of the need to spread “goodwill” towards others we encounter. When visiting the poverty stricken lands of tribal Kenya, we offered pencils to Masai children. In touring China, I shared English language letters with curious children along busy Shanghai public squares. Encountering strangers in Bangkok, Thailand and New Delhi, India, we bowed in silent, “Namaste” prayer. Making new friends in long train rides throughout Western Europe, we became friendly hosts/tour guides for them when they later visited us in our home in Florida.