December 6th, our sons embarked on a glorious trip Down Under with one way tickets and one year work visas. They've been gone one month and five days and, so far, they're having the time of their lives.
This trip is the culmination of a lifetime of them talking, hoping and finally working to save the money and go. Growing up, we encouraged them to explore the world, get to know and understand other people and cultures, learn to cope in new situations, discover who they are and what they want to become. In other words, we raised them to believe happiness is a goal more important than money, prestige, the accumulation of "things" and climbing the never-ending ladder.
Success is being happy with who you are not what you have.