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I seem to be appreciating things so much more because I know that I am leaving. This holds all kinds of irony because part of my motivation to go travelling was because I was feeling fed up and stuck in a rut. I’m viewing my life through a different lens, things feel quite temporary and I’m reflecting on what I really care about. Things like walking down the street and bumping in to people I know, hanging out with people at the pub, appreciating the sense of community at running club, recognising when a friend becomes a best friend, acknowledging the impact I have had on people through my work and realising that beautiful Dorking feels like home. It is so nice to just stop, look around and realise how completely blessed I am.

I stumbled upon a track by a band called Mt. Wolf, they have sampled a guy speaking called Burgs and it feels so beautifully relevant tonight (I might have a little happy cry).

It doesn’t actually take very much to make the deepest part of us incredibly happy. Just be here, just to appreciate, being here. To feel that you are alive, be in touch with your heart, that’s it.

The chance to be part of this happens briefly. The invitation is not to show how inventive and imaginative you are, but how much you can notice what you’re already part of…and appreciate it and share it.

Photo by Nick Scheerbart on Unsplash

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