The wonderful Diana of Baur BB wrote a beautiful entry about gratitude the other day. Lately, I have thought a lot about how lucky I am to be able to travel and explore the world and her post inspired me to write down how grateful I am as well.
I am loved and I love.
I have the resources and freedom to travel.
I feel bubbles of joy in my heart when I think about the places I'll go.
I am going back to Italy after five years and the planning has made me so happy! Even buying little plastic bottles or test packing my bag makes me giddy.
I will once again be 100% surrounded by the Italian language. I will chat with grandmothers and shopkeepers and others whose path I cross.
I will ride trains to beautiful fields and interesting towns, while reading Italian magazines, chatting with my fellow passengers, and eating Italian food.
I will eat wonderful food.
I will visit beloved places and explore new ones. I will see old friends and make new ones.
For this I am grateful.
Don't think I'll see these guys again, though!