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A year ago, the financial collapse occurred in America and thousands lost their jobs.  Families were forced to sell their homes and many people had to tighten their belts, sell possessions and pare down expenses to the bare bones.  People were forced to live with family members, simplify and a crisis seemed at hand...tragedy had struck the U.S.

Then, a week like this hits and we're bombarded with images from Haiti, the poorest nation of our hemisphere absolutely devastated...thousands dead.  Again, touted as a tragedy.

It's at times like these in which I'm reminded just again, that no matter how bad it gets in the U.S., no matter what happens, the poorest of the poor here is still better off than the majority in other nations--earthquakes or no.  It's unlikely that we'll ever see anything comparable within the borders of our nation.

While not a picture of Haiti, this is a stirring picture of mine from my travels to Nicaragua.  This was taken during a "good" day in Nicaragua; no catastrophes.  Just daily life...and a little bit of...

Perspective.


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