Travel / Gratitude Journal


Over a cup of tea.. (Online Journal), Travel / Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Home / Gratitude Journal/ CollectiviteaIt’s almost time to go back home. What a difference 2 weeks of travel can make! A change of scene, a fresh perspective, and a renewal of spirit. We get set in our ways and in spite of our best intentions, become a little inflexible. Travel shakes up all that and takes us out of our comfort zone. For some of us, it also makes us appreciate home more. I am grateful for my home. I have always felt like a patchwork quilt because over the course of my life, I have called more than one country home. It can be isolating when you don’t belong completely to just one, and are instead a hybrid of sorts, shaped by each one of the places that nurtured you. I have often felt it as a drawback because it makes it harder to fit into a neat category. People like stereotypes, and always wonder what to do with you because you don’t fit a preconceived stereotype. But today I am grateful for those experiences and for all the places that became my home. I came across this quote by writer Henning Mankel, “You can have more than one home. You can carry your roots with you, and decide where they grow.” and I can’t agree more.

 

Home. Looking forward to coming home to golden days, giant roses and ripe plums, peaches and apples. 🏡

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This post is part of a gratitude journal that I maintain and update almost daily. To read the gratitude journal entries so far, click here.  Have a wonderful day! – Priya

 

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