Thumbs Up: Little Princes

19 Apr

Little Princes: One Man’s Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal by Conor Grennan

Little Princes is a book about a guy, aged 29 years, who trades in his day job for a year-long trip around the world.  Sound familiar?  Yeah.  In at least small part to make his trip seem less self-indulgent to those he left behind, he started it, somewhat reluctantly, with a three-month volunteering stint at an orphanage in war-torn Nepal.

I liked the book because it was an adventure in every sense — one of the body, heart, and soul.  Child trafficking in Nepal becomes his life’s passion.  Returning from his round-the-world trip, practically penniless, he starts a non-profit, Next Generation Nepal, and returns to Nepal.  And get this: he meets the gorgeous love of his life… while in Nepal… via e-mail.  No lie, he confesses his love for her before they’d even met.

This book inspired me because it reinforced, in my mind, what Steve Jobs said in one of my favorite quotes:

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards.  So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.”

This trip of mine is a leap of faith.  Little Princes gave me some much needed faith.  It also urged me to explore doing an extended volunteering stint during the course of my trip.  Stay tuned…

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