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Destinations, Dreams and Dogs - International adventure with a fast-track family (& dogs) of Old World values, adopting the Russian-Italian-American good life on the go…!

Life is a Race

the-amazing-raceAs has been said, “The race is not to the swift…” (Ecclesiastes 9:11) and “Let us run with perseverance the race that is marked out for us…” (Hebrews 12:1). Recently, our family has been viewing a number of race scenes from old TV programs, particularly “The Amazing Race” series as teams rush here and there around the world completing tasks.

It’s been amazing. And eye-opening. The kids have seen for themselves that nice guys don’t always finish first and that relationships and personal integrity are much more important than being number one.


Here are a few things that we’ve learned:

1. Wins do not always result from strategy; serendipity plays its part, as well.

2. Even if you’re stressed out, you should still be nice.

3. Food and sleep are sometimes overrated.

4. It pays to speak foreign languages.

Amazing-Race5. Don’t be an ugly American, even if you’re in a race.

6. You can work together, or you can blame each other.

7. The main goal might not be to enjoy the ride, but you can look around you occasionally during a pit stop.

8. Most everything is reversible, however, a wrong turn or carelessness can set you way back.

9. Keep running whether it appears as though you’re far ahead or far behind. You just never know.

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