While here, I’m beginning to think, I sort of created a “home” around me. It’s a new place, new everything, and I’m establishing my own “rules”, my own contacts, my own way of living. And this new world just works for me. I’ve always used to say that home was not a place, but a feeling, a person. Now I realize that this person might as well be yourself. Maybe when we’re in our more or less ideal surroundings we’re more inclined to be truer to ourselves, and that’s when we start feeling more comfortable and more at ease with both our inner and outer worlds - when we start feeling the sense of belonging, even if to our own selves, and that’s when the feeling of home plants its roots and starts to grow...
Lots of thoughts ran through my head from the first second of me getting upset up to the moment when I sat down to type the above. This sudden change in mood totally brought me back to reality and to the things I originally intended to think through while being here. What I know for sure now, is some of those things are now inevitable. And, surprisingly enough, seeing the inevitability of those things suddenly made me feel all the more confident and determined to succeed. Or, at the very least, to take action. That, I can be thankful for!
P.S. (4 hours later) You know what is inevitable? The power of gratitude is inevitable! Just when I found something good in my frustration and thanked for it, my whole day turned around and I had an absolutely fantastic end to it! Great food and amazing staff at one of the chicest spots here kept me dining out for almost 3 hours, and if the exceptional experience wasn’t enough in itself I got treated to a dessert that was on the house AND to a ride back to my place… Thank you, D. and M.!! And how can you not be thankful for being thankful in a situation like that? Gratitude is simply amazing, and it’s amazingly simple too. Wow.
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