Kumasi and Accra, Ghana Summer 2008. Many years ago I had the amazing opportunity to do some humanitarian work in Ghana. I was incredibly touched by the happiness of Ghana’s people, it was nothing short of life changing to see huge smiles on their faces despite sometimes living without shoes, electricity, or running water. This was one of the first trips I took outside of the US. Not only did I leave more grateful for the things I have (and make me think about what I really need) , it left me with a curiosity and yearn to see more of the world.