Gratitude

Today I’m grateful for…

Tapping into new pools of knowledge that broaden my perspective.

Solitary, reflective walks through unknown streets filled with unfamiliar scents and sounds.

Medhane-Alem Cathedral
Medhane-Alem Cathedral, Addis Ababa

Sitting with discomfort, and enjoying the relief that awaits on the other side.

Soothing away my loneliness in a hotel room far from home by surrounding myself with the comfort of favourite songs.

HibiscusThe satisfactory exhaustion of a week well spent.

Stumbling across unexpected beauties, both small and large.

Waking with a smile from delightful, playful, vivid dreams, and closing my eyes to replay the images and feelings over again.

Knowing that dawn will take me homewards.

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4 thoughts on “Gratitude

  1. I have had some really special moments walking through unknown streets by myself, so I really resonated with your comment here. It is a great way to centre yourself and reflect on what is precious in your life. Great as the experience was I am sure return home provided the greatest pleasure 🙂

    1. Thank you for sharing that Peter; I certainly do find those moments some of those I most treasure. And yes, I’m finally home and so thoroughly delighted by that too! I love having the balance of the two; the self-reflection of solitary journeys and the rich, warm, solidity of home!

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