The business trip I took this week was long and hard - a seven-day journey with stops in three countries. Despite the difficulty of the trip, this journey for me was punctuated by multiple moments of gratitude: gratitude at the outset and gratitude upon arriving home plus many moments in between. The gratitude at the beginning had to do with the shift in perspective about business travel that I wrote about in a previous post - I was truly embarking on a new era in my thinking. I was excited because I knew for certain that I had re-programmed a limiting belief that I had been holding for over 15 years. What a delight such a shift in perspective is! I remember sitting in the airport at the beginning of my trip, noticing and appreciating everything, from the gate agents to the baggage handlers to the other passengers. I was grateful that I could approach this trip with a new perspective.
Returning home, my gratitude is more earthly than ethereal. I am so grateful to be home, in my own bed, in my own car, with my own family. I see my home and home life with new, appreciative eyes. I am thankful for the adventure of the intercontinental journey I just completed, thankful for arriving home safely. I am tired but happy.