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How I know I've changed

Each passing year brings with it new journeys and discoveries. Situations that push limits and teach you about yourself and the world, and that change you in some way. They can build on previous realizations or bring entirely new ones. You seldom know when these changes are actually taking place, but down the road in often everyday situations you know you're different. 

How do I know I've changed?

  1. I appreciate the basics. Running water is one of the greatest and most underrated luxuries of the developed world. This cannot be underestimated.
  2. I enjoy simple foods the most. Nourishing and cooked with love are the two most important ingredients. The fancy stuff is just distraction.
  3. I appreciate that all forms of transportation that get you where you need to be are good…feet, bikes, mopeds, camels, tuk-tuks, cars. Enough of the battles.
  4. I know that we are not defined by what we do but who we are. Being a good person is what matters beyond anything else. Try not to judge.
  5. I realize that walking in the rain just means you are going to get wet. There is no need to escape. It is all fleeting and circumstantial. Enjoy the best of any moment and try to take the good and the bad in stride. Enjoy the good while it lasts and don't stress as the challenges will eventually pass too. I'm far from perfect but I've come a long way! 

And you? How have you changed?


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