During our stay in Kolkata we had the opportunity to visit Mother House, the place where Mother Teresa lived and is now buried. We didn't stay for long, and while we where there we mostly just walked around and looked at pictures from her life, read stories about what she had done and quotes she had said. One quote that I haven't been able to get out of my head is: The greatest poverty is to be unwanted and unloved.
We saw a lot of poverty in Kolkata. We saw people living on the street and we saw children begging for food, but what I realized after reading that quote was that you can have no money, no food and no place to live and still be rich.
I think that the most important thing I can do for the people I meet on our travels is to show them how much they are worth through showing them that I care about their lives, I care about their struggles and I love them for who they are. It's about giving my time and full attention to the people that don't realize that they deserve it. No matter who they are, where they are from and what they are going through.
And just being willing to work for that one person that is unloved and unwanted and in need of someone to say that they are valuable, important and loved.
I think that will change lives and I think that will change nations.